Lectures for the winter term 2013/2014

The time window for the lectures is
Oct 14 - Dec 20, 2013 and Jan 6 - Feb 7, 2014.

Note to students: You can suggest further lectures you find yourselves, provided they are on post-graduate level and given in English - just contact the coordinator!

The following lectures are offered:

General lecture Chaos and Quantum Chaos

lecturer:Prof. R Ketzmerick (Computational Physics, TUD)
time:On Mondays, 11.10-12.40 ; On 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

lecturers:Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
Dr. R Gutierrez (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:Lecture: On Tuesdays, 9.20-10.50; Exercises: On Wednesdays, 13.00-14.30
location:Lecture: PAU/212/H, Georg-Bähr-Str. 3b
Exercises: INF building, room E069, Nöthnitzer Str. 46
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 Theory of Superconductivity

lecturer:Dr. S Sykora (Theoretical Solid State Physics, IFW)
time:On Mondays, 9.20-10.50; On Wednesdays 7.30-9.00
location:On Mondays: SE2/102, Zellescher Weg 20
On Wednesdays: BZW A120, Zellescher Weg 17
content:Basic experiments on superconductivity, Phenomenological theories: London- and Ginzburg-Landau theory, Microscopic theory of Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer (BCS), Thermodynamics in the BCS theory, The Josephson effect and its applications, Unconventional Superconductivity

Special lecture Complex Networks

lecturer:Dr. E Altmann (Dynamical Systems and Social Dynamics, MPI-PKS)
time:on Mondays, 16.40-18.10
location:BZW A120/P, Zellescher Weg 17
content: In the last fifteen years complex networks raised to be one of the most studied fields in statistical physics. This lecture will provide an introduction to complex networks including: Basic definitions, Characterizations of network topology, Models of network growth, Dynamical process on networks, Networks as modeling tools. An important ingredient of the lecture will be the simulation and statistical analysis of real networks using the computer. An active participation of the students is expected.
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Special lecture Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors

lecturer:Dr. S Rachel (Theoretical Solid State Physics, TUD)
time:on Thursdays, 11.10-12.40
location:SE 2 / 201, Zellescher Weg 20
content: Recapitulation: Quantum mechanics, second quantization, and reciprocal space; Berry Phase, Hall conductance and Chern number, Time-Reversal symmetry and Kramers' theorem, Bulk-Edge correspondence, Graphene, Chern insulators, Z2 topological insulators, Topological superconductors in one dimensions and Majorana fermions, Time-Reversal-invariant Topological Superconductors, Interaction effects in Topological Insulators

Special lecture Molecular Electronics

lecturer:Dr. F Moresco (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:On Wednesdays, 11.10-12.40
location:Max Bergmann Center, Budapester Str. 27
content: In this lecture the focus is on the basis of molecular electronics. Physicals effects and experimental methods will be treated. The students will learn the main experimental techniques and theoretical tools which allow to investigate and develop electronic systems at the molecular and atomic scale. In particular, the following points will be discussed in detail: Electronic properties of molecules, Transport mechanisms at the nanoscale, Molecules as electronic devices (diodes, transistors, sensors), Scanning probe techniques, Molecular contacts and controlled break junction technique, Connecting strategies and molecular architecture

Seminar Current Topics in Materials Science

lecturer: Prof. G Cuniberti (Materials Science and Nanotechnology, TUD)
time:on Fridays, 11.10-12.40
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