Advanced Statistical mechanics covers dynamics and collective effects in many body systems
I. Stochastic processes: Brownian motion, master equation, Fokker-Planck equation.
II. Linear response theory.
III. Theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena: real-space renormalization group,
Applications: percolation, Magnetism
IV XY model and topological defects
Introduction to statistical field theory
I Intro to Path integrals
II Momentum-space renormalization group
III Epsilon expansion
- D. McComb, Renormalization methods: A guide for beginners, OUP.
Form of examination
Homework assignments + exam
Undergraduate Statistical Physics
Lecturer: Dr. V. Vitelli (Vincenzo)