Nevertheless, we shall attempt such a theory of non-elephants."

(P. Bak and M. Paczuski, 1995)

Mondays and Wednesdays 16.00-17.30 in the conference room of the theory institute

Problem session (Dr. Ivan Szendro): Wednesdays 17.45-19.15 (note the change!)

N. Pottier, Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics (Oxford University Press, 2010)

The nonequilibrium thermodynamics of small systems by C. Bustamante, J. Liphardt and F. Ritort

A pedestrian's view on interacting particle systems, KPZ universality and random matrices by T. Kriecherbauer and J. Krug

Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics: from a paradigmatic model to biological transport by T. Chou, K. Mallick and R.K.P. Zia

Origins of scale invariance in growth processes by J. Krug (Sections 3 and 4)

A.-L. Barabasi and H.E. Stanley, Fractal Concepts in Suface Growth (Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Random matrices, the Ulam problem, directed polymers & growth models, and sequence matching by S. Majumdar

Power laws, Pareto distributions and Zipf's law by M.E.J. Newman

Diffusion-limited aggregation: A kinetic critical phenomenon? by L.M. Sander

U. Frisch, Turbulence (Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Theory of phase-ordering kinetics by A.J. Bray

week 15

week 16

week 17

week 18

week 19

week 20

week 21

week 23

week 24

week 25

week 26

week 27

week 28

Single file diffusion and step fluctuations

KPZ growth models

Tracy-Widom distribution and random permutations

KPZ scaling in experiments

Pareto, Zipf, Mandelbrot: Scale invariance in nature and society

Problems 3-4

Problems 5-6

Problems 7-10

Problems 11-13

Problems 14-15

Problems 16-17

Problems 18-20

Problems 21-22

Problems 23-25

Problems 26-28

Problem 29

Nonequilibrium Equality for Free Energy Differences by C. Jarzynski

Equilibrium information from nonequilibrium measurements in an experimental test of Jarzynski's equality by J. Liphardt et al.

Practical Applicability of the Jarzynski Relation in Statistical Mechanics: A Pedagogical Example by R.C. Lua and A.Y. Grosberg

Emergent physics at the mesoscale Report from a special session at the 2012 March meeting of the American Physical Society

Single-File Diffusion of Colloids in One-Dimensional Channels by Q.-H. Wei, C. Bechinger and P. Leiderer

From Random Walk to Single-File Diffusion by B. Lin, M. Meron, B. Cui, S.A. Rice and H. Diamant

Brownian motion of steps on Si(111) by N.C. Bartelt et al.

Dynamic scaling of growing interfaces by M. Kardar, G. Parisi and Y.-C. Zhang

Extremely large-scale simulation of a Kardar-Parisi-Zhang model using graphics cards by J. Kelling and G. Odor

Large-scale simulations of ballistic deposition: The approach to asymptotic scaling by B. Farnudi and D.D. Vvedensky

The Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation and universality class by I. Corwin

Evidence for Geometry-Dependent Universal Fluctuations of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang Interfaces in Liquid-Crystal Turbulence by Kazumasa A. Takeuchi and Masaki Sano