Summer term 2016

The time window for the summer term 2016 is
Apr 4 - May 13 and May 23 - July 16.
The following lectures are offered:

General lecture Nanostructured Materials

lecturer:Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Dr. D Ryndyk (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Dr. L Baraban (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:Lecture: On Tuesdays, 9.20-10.50
Exercise: On Wednesdays, 13.00-14.30
location:ZEU/118/H, Zeuner-Bau, George-Bähr-Str. 3c (Lecture)
BER/105/H, Berndt-Bau, Helmholtzstr. 7 (Exercises)
content: The course deals with the physical properties of nanostructured materials and their fabrication. Lab classes accompany the course. 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; lab classes for scanning tunnelling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, microfluidics, environmental nanotechnology

General lecture Quantum Phase Transitions

lecturer:Prof. M Vojta (Theoretical Physics, TUD)
time:On Mondays, 13:00-14:30; On Thursdays, 11:10-12:40
location:BZW A120 (Zellescher Weg 17)
content: 1. Introduction 2. Classical phase transitions and universality 3. Statistical mechanics and path integrals 4. Renormalization group 5. Theoretical models for quantum phase transitions 5. Quantum phase transitions: Primer 6. Magnetic quantum phase transitions 7. Quantum phase transitions of bosons and fermions 8. Advanced topics: Quantum field theories, AdS/CFT, transport etc.

General lecture Topological Condensed Matter Theory

lecturer:Dr. S Rachel (Theoretical Physics, TUD)
Dr. T Meng (Theoretical Physics, TUD)
time:On Mondays, 14:50-16:20; On Fridays, 13:00-14:30
location:Mondays:HSZ/401/H; Fridays BEY/114/H
content: 1. Berry phase 2.Quantum Hall effect 3.Graphene 4.Chern insulators 5.Topological insulators in 2D and 3D 6.Weyl semi-metals 7.Spin liquids 8.Topological superconductors 9.Selected topics of strongly correlated topological phases
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Special lecture Fluctuations and transport in biology

lecturer:Dr. V Zaburdaev (MPI-PKS)
Prof. S Grill (TUD, Biotec)
time:On Wednesdays, 11.10-12.40
location:Seminar room 3, MPI-PKS
content: 1.Kinds of transport: diffusion vs. directed (ballistic, convective), passive vs. active, short time vs. long time 2.Diffusion: random walks, Brownian motion, Master equation and Fokker-Planck Equation; 3.Anomalous diffusion (anomalous is normal): sub- and superdiffusion, random walk models, fractional Brownian motion 4.In Biology: Classical diffusion; search times; Motility of cells/organisms as random motion; run and tumble of bacteria; Molecular motors; Active nuclear transport (cytoplasm to nucleus and vice versa); Chemotaxis 5. In practice: Reconstruction of stochastic dynamics from data; How to analyze trajectories and what to pay attention to.

Special lecture Nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes with applications

lecturer:Dr. B Friedrich (MPI-PKS)
Prof. S Grill (TUD, Biotec)
time:On Tuesdays, 16.40-18.10
content: Nonlinear dynamical systems arise in many fields of physics, including classical mechanics, thermodynamics, laser physics, and biological physics. We will introduce key concepts of nonlinear dynamics (stability analysis, bifurcation theory, chaos, noise), and apply these to examples from different branches of physics.

Special lecture Molecular Nanostructures

lecturer:Prof. B Büchner (IFW)
time:On Mondays, 9.00-10.30
content: 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 Modern Aspects of X-ray and Neutron Scattering

lecturer:Jun.-Prof. D Inosov (IFW)
time:On Thursdays, 9.20-10.50
content: The lectures will cover modern aspects of various x-ray and neutron scattering methods at large-scale facilities (synchrotrons and neutron sources). These will include elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering, resonant x-ray scattering, neutron diffraction, inelastic neutron scattering, polarized neutron scattering, neutron spin-echo spectroscopy.
NOTE: first lecture on 14 April!