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Seminar (Talks and Discussion)
Date and Time
Tuesday, 13:45-15:15 (1st date: April 9)
Institut für Computerphysik, Seminar room 1.079
Credit Points
2 SWS = 3 CP
Dr. Jens Smiatek (ICP)
Dr. Olaf Lenz (ICP)
Dr. Felix Höfling (MPI für Intelligente Systeme)
Dr. Matthias Krüger (MPI für Intelligente Systeme)
Dr. Markus Bier (MPI für Intelligente Systeme)
Zugeordnete Module
PO 2011: 31620 Hauptseminar in Theoretischer Physik (benoteter Leistungsnachweis)
PO 2010: 28300 Fortgeschrittene Vielteilchentheorie (unbenoteter Leistungsnachweis als Prüfungsvorleistung)


We expect the participants to have fundamental knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations.

Getting the credit points

To get the credit points for the seminar, the following criteria should be met:

  • All participants have to be present in all talks and play a part in the discussions.
  • Instead of writing a report after the talk, we expect the participants to distribute a handout in the week before and send it to Jens to be put up on the web page.
    • The handout is to be written in English.
    • All participants are expected to read the handout as preparation to the talk.
    • It should describe the contents of the talk, written out in full.
    • It should have 5 to 10 pages.
    • If available, up to three original articles can be attached to the handout.
  • The talk is to be given at the arranged time.
    • The talk is to be held in English.
    • The talk should take 40 to 45 minutes.
    • We recommend to prepare electronic slides for the talk.
    • They can be displayed on your own laptop or on the institute's laptop. In the first case, please check whether the projection works before the actual date, in the latter case, please contact us well beforehand so that we will bring the laptop.
    • After the talk, there will be a discussion on the talk, where all participants are expected to actively contribute.
    • After the discussion, we will give hints on how to improve the presentation.
  • For the participants that require a grade (PO 2011), the following aspects will be important:
    • Quality of the talk (contents, presentation, slides)
    • Quality of the handout (contents, readability)
    • Contributions to the discussion


Date Topic Speaker Tutor
9.4. Preparatory Meeting, How to give a talk
23.4. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics and Monte-Carlo Simulations Kim Kafenda Olaf Lenz
30.4. Theory of Liquids Martin Bauer Markus Bier
7.5. Theory of Brownian Motion Caterina Clausen Felix Höfling
14.5. Track 1: Density Functional Theory Hendrik Bartsch Markus Bier
Track 2: Electrostatics Algorithms Gabriel Sichardt Olaf Lenz
28.5. Track 1: Liquid Crystals Venkata Cherikuri Markus Bier
Track 2: Hydrodynamics Udo Höfel Felix Höfling
4.6. Track 1: Nucleation Kilian Dietrich Jens Smiatek, Joost de Graaf
Track 2: Mesoscopic Simulation Methods Johannes Schmidt Jens Smiatek
11.6. Common Talk: Poisson-Boltzmann Theory Kai Szuttor Jens Smiatek
18.6. Track 1: Polymer Theory Eva Schöll Markus Bier
Track 2: Diffusion in Many-particle Suspensions Moritz Förster Matthias Krüger
25.6. Track 1: Polymer Simulations Samuel Wagner Olaf Lenz
Track 2: Anomalous Transport Moritz Scholze Felix Höfling
2.7. Track 1: Computing Free Energies Larissa Dill Jens Smiatek
Track 2: Long-time Anomalies of the Diffusion in Liquids Cedric Kiefer Matthias Krüger
9.7. Track 1: Electrophoresis Florian Jung Jens Smiatek, Owen Hickey
Track 2: Microswimmers Jannick Fischer Jens Smiatek, Joost de Graaf