## Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Physics with sufficient knowledge of statistical physics, preferably at the level of the bachelor course Statistical Physics 2.

## Description

I. Theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena: real-space renormalization group, momentum-space renormalization group. Applications: percolation, Ising model, Ginzburg-Landau Hamiltonian, epsilon expansion, two-dimensional XY model. Anomalous dimensions far from equilibrium.

II. Linear response theory.

III. Stochastic processes: Brownian motion, master equation, Fokker-Planck equation.

## Timetable

## Mode of instruction

Lectures, interactive course

## Assessment method

written exam

## Blackboard

To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

## Reading list

D. McComb, Renormalization methods: A guide for beginners, OUP.

N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on phase transitions and the renormalization group, (Frontiers in Physics).

## Contact

Lecturer: Dr. V. Vitelli (Vincenzo)

## Remarks

Target group: MSc students, both students interested in theoretical physics as students interested in experimental physics.