### Winter term 2012/2013

The time window for the winter term 2012/2013 is **Oct 8 - Dec 21, 2012 ** and **Jan 7 - Feb 2, 2013**.

The following lectures are offered:

#### 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 Practical course: on appointment | |

location: | PAU/212/H, Georg-Bähr-Str. 3b | |

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 *Theoretical Femtosecond Physics*

lecturer: | Dr. F Grossmann (Theoretical Physics, TUD) | |

time: | On Thursdays, 9.20-10.50 (Lecture) On Thursdays, 14.50-16.20 (Lecture / Exercise, alternating) | |

location: | BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17 | |

content: | Introduction to laser theory, Time-dependent formulation of quantum theory, Atom-laser interaction, Above-threshold and multi-photon ionization, High-harmonic-order generation, Molecule-laser interaction, Femtosecond spectroscopy, Coherent control, Quantum computing |

#### General lecture *Quantum Theory of Solids:*

Order and Elementary Excitations

Order and Elementary Excitations

lecturer: | Prof. J van den Brink (Theoretical Solid State Physics, IFW)
Dr. C Ortix (Theoretical Solid State Physics, IFW) | |

time: | On Mondays, 11.10-12.40 (Lecture) On Wednesdays, 13.00-14.30 (Lecture / Exercise, alternating) | |

location: | IFW, room D2E.31, Helmholtzstr. 20 | |

content: | Thermodynamics, Spontaneous symmetry breaking, Landau-theory of phase transitions, Phonons, Order, disorder and quasi-order, Condensates, Quantum magnetism, Fermions, Electrons in Metals, Theory of Fermi liquids, The tight binding method, Graphene, Topological states in condensed matter |

#### General lecture *Nonlinear Dynamics*

lecturer: | Prof. H Kantz (Nonlinear Time Series Analysis, MPIPKS)
Dr. E Altmann (Dynamical Systems and Social Dynamics, MPIPKS) | |

time: | On Mondays, 14.50-16.20 On Fridays, 14.40-16.20 NOTE: First lecture on Oct. 15th! | |

location: | BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17 | |

content: | Dynamical systems in continuous and discrete time, Fixed points and their bifurcations, Routes to chaos, Intermittency, Fractals and concepts of dimensionality, Information theory |

#### Special lecture *Computational Materials Science: *

Advanced Continuum Modeling

Advanced Continuum Modeling

lecturer: | Dr. M Bobeth (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD) | |

time: | On Mondays, 7.30-9.00 (Lecture) On Wednesdays, 9.20-10.50, every second week (Exercises) | |

location: | Hallwachsstr. 3, seminar room 115, PC pool | |

content: | Advanced mathematical methods for continuum modeling, Determination of effective macroscopic properties of complex phase morphologies, Modeling of diffusion-convection-processes during microstructure development, Growth processes driven by external fields and capillary driven interface movement (e.g. nanowire growth from solution, sintering), Phase field modeling for simulation of complex phase boundary evolution, Finite-difference- and spectral methods for numerical solution of related partial differential equations, Variational formulation and solution by the finite element method |

#### Special lecture *Nonlinear Quantum Optics*

lecturer: | Dr. T Pohl (Complex Dynamics in Cold Gases, MPIPKS) | |

time: | On Wednesdays, 7.30-9.00 | |

location: | BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17 | |

content: | Basic principles of quantum optics, Quantized light and its representation, Coherent and squeezed light, Light-matter interactions, Slow and stopped light, Nonlinear media, Cavity quantum electrodynamics, Measurement-induced nonlinearities, Interaction-induced nonlinearities, Applications in quantum information science |

#### Special lecture *Theory of Ultracold Atoms*

lecturer: | Dr. A Eckardt (Quantum Chaos and Quantum Dynamics, MPIPKS) | |

time: | On Wednesdays, 16.40-18.10 | |

location: | BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17 | |

content: | Ultracold atoms in optical lattices are artificially created quantum systems, which allow to study quantum physics of interacting many-body systems under extremely clean and controlled conditions. This lecture provides an introduction to the theoretical description of these novel systems. |

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

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

time: | On Fridays, 11.10-12.40, Exception: Thu., Oct. 25th, 13.00
NOTE: Participants should send an e-mail to seminar@nano.tu-dresden.de | |

location: | Hallwachsstr. 3, seminar room 115 | |

content: |
Tutor presentations on: Scientific presentation, Leadership, Scientific marketing, Industrial property protection Student presentations on current topics in materials science, including but not limited to: new materials, solar cells, bioenergy, fuel cells, thermoelectricity, green computing, energy production and storage |