Summer Semester 2019

The 2019 summer lecture courses run from April 1st - June 7th 2019 and from June 17th - July 13th 2019. The following lectures are offered:

General lecture: Solid State Theory

lecturer:Hong-Hao Tu
time:Tuesdays 11:10-12:40 and Thursdays 09:20-10:50

1. Structure and symmetry of crystalline solids 2. Lattice vibrations and phonons 3. Non-interacting electrons in solids 4. Theory of electron transport 5. Electrons in magnetic fields 6. Interacting electrons and collective excitations

format:Every 4th lecture is a tutorial

General lecture: Theoretical Biophysics

lecturer: Prof. F. Jülicher and Prof. S. Grill
time:Lecture: Tuesdays 11:10-12:40; Tutorial: Thursdays 14:50-16:20
location:MPI PKS Seminar Room 3

Statistical Physics of polymers and biological membranes, active processes, stochastic motion in potential energy landscapes, dynamics of biological molecules

General lecture: Nanostructured Materials

lecturer:Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti and Dr. Larysa Baraban (TUD)
time:Tuesdays 09:20-10:50; Wednesdays 13:00-14:30
location:Tuesday: Willers Bau B321; Wednesdays Mollier Bau 213

The course deals with the physical properties of nanostructured materials and their fabrication. The course is accompanied by lab classes. The following topics are discussed:

- scaling laws, mesoscopic systems, quantum effects
- synthesis of clusters and nanotubes
- density of states and electron transport in low-dimensional systems
- theoretical foundations of scanning tunnelling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, chemical atomic force microscopy, and near-field scanning optical microscopy
- nanostructuring via electron beam lithography, optical lithography, and scanning probe techniques
- giant magnetoresistance, single-electron devices
- microfluidics and colloids

format:Lectures on Tuesdays. Exercise class on Wednesdays.



General lecture: Methods of Computer Simulation in Chemistry

lecturer:Prof. T. Heine and Dr. J. Kunstmann
time:Lecture: Wednesdays 16:40-18:10 and Fridays 09:20-10:50
location:Wednesdays : HSZ/105 and Fridays: HSZ/101
content:This lecture covers the basics of molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo for the simulation of states and processes in molecular and condensed matter systems.

Special lecture: Quantum Many-body Dynamics: Correlations and Entanglement

lecturer: Markus Heyl and David Luitz
time:Wednesdays 13:00-14:30.
location:Seminar Room 3 MPI PKS
content:Non-equilibrium dynamics in closed quantum systems; dynamics in integrable and ergodic systems; Lieb-Robinson bounds; correlation spreading and light cones; non-equilibrium transport; entanglement dynamics; operator spreading and entanglement; out-of-time-ordered correlators; many-body localization; measuring entanglement

Special lecture: Molecular Nanostructures

lecturer:Prof. Bernd Buechner (IFW and TUD)
time:Mondays: 09:20-10:50

The lecture will address the following apects of molecular nanostructures: - High resolution microscopy (TEM, STM ...) - Chemical bonds in molecular nanostructures - Synthesis and functionalisation of molecular nanostructures - Physical properties and applications of molecular nanostructures - Molecular magnetism - Transport properties of graphene

Special lecture: Stochastic thermodynamics 

lecturer:Holger Kantz
time:Mondays 11:10-12:40
location:MPI PKS SR3
content:1. Continuous Markov processes 2. Discontinuous Markov processes 3. Equilibrium thermodynamics 4. Violation of the second law of thermodynamics 5. Thermodynamic laws for stochastic processes 6. Nonequilibrium thermodynamics

Special lecture: Theory of simple liquids

lecturer:Prof. Abhinav Sharma
time:Thursdays 13:00-14:30
location:Recknagel Bau D16
content:One way to define a liquid is a collection of particles interacting with each other with no long range order. The interaction is much stronger than in the gas phase making liquids generally incompressible. Yet the thermal fluctuations do not allow a liquid to have any long range structural order making the liquid phase distinct from the solid phase. So what structure does a liquid have? How does one calculate the pressure in liquids? What is ionic liquid ? What is osmotic pressure and how to calculate it? In this course, we will take equilibrium statistical mechanical approach to address these questions and understand physical properties of liquids.

Special lecture: Plasma Physics

lecturer:Dr. Katherina Falk
time:Wednesdays 16:40-18:10
location:Seminar building SE2/201
content:This course will provide the detailed description of the basic principles in Plasma Physics including the charge shielding, propagation of electromagnetic radiation on plasmas, waves in plasma, thermodynamic and electromagnetic properties, an introduction to kinetic theory and basic magneto-hydrodynamics. It will also provide an overview of applications of Plasma Physics such as fusion energy, astrophysical plasmas and laboratory astrophysics, plasma x-ray spectroscopy, plasma accelerators.