Summer term 2016:
|Lecture: Advanced Statistical Mechanics 2
This course provides a thorough introduction to statistical mechanics, with an emphasis on quantum statistical mechanics and selected advanced topics. After a brief tutorial on concepts of thermodynamics and classical statistical mechanics, it will set out to give an overview over topics in quantum statistical mechanics and advanced topics in classical statistical mechanics. Specific advanced topics include open quantum systems, quantum phase transitions, non-equilibrium classical and quantum statistical physics (including notions of Fokker-Planck equations and Onsager relations), and modern developments of quantum thermodynamics.