SS 2013 WS 2012
SS 2012
SS 2011 WS 2011
Department of Physics
open chemistry
KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 09.04  2nd HS: 21.05 16.07  begin WS: 13.10

4020120124 Critical Phenomena  VVZ 

Tue 11-13
weekly NEW 15 3'101 (24) Martin Hasenbusch
Mon 13-14
14-day NEW 15 3'101 (24) Martin Hasenbusch

Digital- & Präsenz-basierter Kurs

Understanding of the renormalization group;
Acquaintance with elementary field-theoretic methods
Acquaintance with statistical physics
Structure / topics / contents
-phenomenology of phase transitions
-lattice models: Ising model, Heisenberg model
- exactly solvable models, mean-field
- Ginzburg-Landau theory
- real space renormalization group
- perturbation theory, field theoretic methods
- epsilon-expansion
- Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition
- out of equilibrium phenomena
Assigned modules
P22.2 P22 P23.1
Amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
3 SWS, 5 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Credit points are granted for solving the
example sheets. Modul P22.2:
Oral or written exam (depending on the number of
Martin Hasenbusch, Newtonstr. 15 Raum 1'419
John Cardy. Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics. Cambridge University Press
Igor Herbut. A Modern Approach to Critical Phenomena. Cambridge University Press
Daniel J. Amit and Victor Martin-Mayor. Field Theory, the Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena. World Scientific
M. Le Bellac. Quantum and Statistical Field Theory. Oxford University Press
J. Zinn-Justin. Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena. Oxford University Press
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