Simulation Methods in Physics II SS 2021
|Please register for this course on CAMPUS, so that every student can get access to ILIAS. The course will be administered through ILIAS.|
- Lecture (2 SWS) and Tutorials "Simulationsmethoden in der Praxis" (2 SWS)
- Prof. Dr. Christian Holm
- aplProf Dr. Maria Fyta
- Dr. Azade Yazdanyar, Samuel Tovey
- Course language
- Location and Time
- Lecture: Lectures will be uploaded every week to ILIAS as videos
- Tutorials: TBA ; Until further notice, tutorials will be held online. Detailed information is available in ILIAS
The tutorials have their own title "Simulationsmethoden in der Praxis", as they can be attended independently of the lecture and are in fact part part of the Physics MSc module "Fortgeschrittene Simulationsmethoden" and not of the module containing the lecture "Simulation Methods in Physics II".
Tutorials consist of practical exercises at the computer, like small programming tasks, simulations, visualization and data analysis. The tutorials build on each other, therefore continuous attendance is expected.
The course intends to give an overview about modern simulation methods used in physics today. The stress of the lecture will be to introduce different approaches to simulate a problem, hence we will not go too to deep into specific details but rather try to cover a broad range of methods. For an idea about the content look at the lecture schedule.
We expect the participants to have basic knowledge in classical and statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and partial differential equations, as well as knowledge of a programming language. The knowledge of the previous course Simulation Methods I is expected.
- 1. Obtaining 50% of the possible marks in the hand-in exercises.
The final grade will be determined from the final oral examination.
Useful online resources
- Roethlisberger, Tavernelli, EPFL, Lausanne, 2015: 
- E-Book: Kieron Burke et al.,University of California, 2007: E-Book: The ABC of DFT.
- Linux cheat sheet here (53 KB).
- A good and freely available book about using Linux: Introduction to Linux by M. Garrels
- Density-functional-theory tight-binding (DFTB): Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 372(2011), 20120483. , Computational Materials Science 47 (2009) 237–253 
- "Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics: Theory and Implementation" in Modern Methods and Algorithms, NIC Series Vol 1. (2000) 
- University Intranet: Quantentheorie der Molekuele (DE), Springer Spektrum 2015, 
- Be careful when using Wikipedia as a resource. It may contain a lot of useful information, but also a lot of nonsense, because anyone can write it.
The lecture notes will be uploaded in due time after each lecture on the ILIAS course.
|21.05.2021||Holiday (Christi Himmelfahrt)||---|
Location and Time
- The time and place of the tutorials will be announced.