Physics of Soft and Biological Matter 1 WS 2013/2014

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Lecture (2 SWS) and Tutorials (every 2nd week)
Prof. Dr. Christian Holm and Prof. Dr. Clemens Bechinger (Lecture); Dr. Jens Smiatek (Tutorials)
Course language
Location and Time
October 17th, 2013 - February 6th, 2014
Lecture: Thu, 14:00 - 15:30 (Seminar room ICP 1.079, Allmandring 3); Tutorials: tba.
B. Sc. 5. Semester or Master

Course Material

Date Subject
17.10.2013 Course Content, Introduction
24.10.2013 Introduction to quantum-mechanical methods
31.10.2013 Common features in computer simulations (boundary conditions, long-range interactions, finite size effects, etc.)
07.11.2013 Basics of Stat Mech, ensembles, observables
14.11.2013 Elements of elasticity theory
21.11.2013 Introduction to Molecular Dynamics (MD)
28.11.2013 MD (integrators, Liouville formulation, Lyapunov instability)
05.12.2013 MD (thermostats/barostats)
12.12.2013 Introduction to Monte Carlo (MC)
19.12.2013 MC (examples - Ising model, beyond Metropolis)
09.01.2014 Building potentials
16.01.2014 Langevin dynamics, Brownian dynamics
23.01.2014 Error analysis
30.01.2014 Simulating liquids
06.02.2014 Advanced simulation techniques