### Winter term 2011/2012

The time window for the winter term 2011/2012 is **Oct 10 - Dec 21, 2011 ** and **Jan 4 - Feb 4, 2012**.

The following lectures are offered:

#### General lecture *Chaos and Quantum Chaos*

lecturer: | Prof. R Ketzmerick (Computational Physics, TUD) | |

time: | Mondays 11.10 - 12.40; Tuesdays 7.30 - 9.00 | |

location: | BZW A120 (Zellescher Weg 17) | |

content: | Hamiltonian chaos: dynamical systems, KAM-theorem | |

origin of chaotic dynamics, transport in phase space | ||

quantum signatures of chaos: spectra, eigenstates, | ||

semiclassics, Gutzwiller trace formula, | ||

random matrix theory, experimental systems. | ||

Computer simulations will be used for visualization. |

#### General lecture *Concepts of molecular modeling*

lecturer: | Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD) | |

time: | Lecture: on Tuesdays 9.20 - 10.50 | |

Exercise: on Wednesdays 13.00 - 14.30 | ||

Lab course: on Wednesdays 14.50 - 16.20 | ||

location: | room 115, Hallwachsstraße 3 | |

content: | general features of molecular mechanics force fields | |

energy minimization and general methods for energy surfaces | ||

statistical and thermodynamic physical properties: | ||

Monte Carlo sampling and molecular dynamics simulations | ||

Computational quantum mechanics | ||

one-electron atoms; molecular orbitals | ||

Hückel theory, Hartree-Fock equations, DFT | ||

Elements of structure prediction, Car-Parinello-like simulations |

#### General lecture *Non-Equilibrium Physics: Classical and Quantum *

lecturer: | Prof. M Vojta (Solid State Theory, TUD) | |

time: | Mondays 13.00 - 14.30; Thursdays 11.10 - 12.40 | |

location: | Mondays: BZW A120 (Zellescher Weg 17) | |

Thursdays: SE2 102 (Zellescher Weg 20) | ||

content: | Langevin dynamics | |

Boltzmann equation | ||

Stochastic processes | ||

Non-equilibrium phase transitions | ||

Non-equilibrium field theory | ||

Keldysh formalism |

#### General lecture *Computational Dynamics*

lecturer: | Prof. K Padberg-Gehle (Institute for Scientific Computing, TUD) | |

time: | Lecture: on Tuesdays 11.10 - 12.40 | |

Exercise: on Mondays 11.10 - 12.40 | ||

location: | Lecture: Willersbau, WIL C133 | |

Exercise: Willersbau, WIL A221 | ||

content: | numerical tools for analysis of long-time behaviour of dynamical systems | |

fixed points and bifurcations | ||

periodic solutions | ||

homo-/heteroclinic orbits | ||

invariant manifolds |

#### Special lecture *Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices*

lecturer: | Dr. A Eckardt (MPI-PKS) | |

time: | Thursdays 9.20 - 10.50 | |

location: | BZW A120 (Zellescher Weg 17) | |

content: | Ultracold atoms in optical lattices are artificially created quantum systems. | |

introduction to theoretical description of these novel systems | ||

realizing optical lattice potentials for neutral atoms | ||

description in terms of Hubbard-type models | ||

dimensionally reduced systems, superfluid to mott-insulator transition | ||

measuring correlation functions: | ||

absorption imaging, self-averaging and noise correlation spectroscopy | ||

self-trapping, tunnel control by lattice shaking | ||

#### Seminar *Current Topics in Materials Science*

###### Presenting, publishing and funding: Talks, Theses, Papers, Patents and Proposals

lecturer: | Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD) | |

time: | Fridays 11.10 - 12.40 | |

location: | room 115, Hallwachsstraße 3 | |

content: | In overview talks guided by experienced tutors, the participants will introduce each other to the basics of scientific presenting, publishing and funding schemes. |