Nonequilibrium Physics with Interdisciplinary Applications


The lecture notes will get updated in the future (last update: 14.08.13).
A voluntary new excercise has been added.

Time and Location:

Time: Monday, 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr (tutorial: 11:30 - 12:00)
Place: Seminar room Institute for Theoretical Physics

Additional lectures to make up for those that had to be cancelled are scheduled for
Monday, 22.07.13, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00
Tuesday, 23.07.13, 14:00-16:00.


The course will introduce the basic concepts and methods of nonequilibrium physics and stochastic systems. These will be illustrated using examples from interdisciplinary applications. Examples are:

Audience, requirements:

The course is part of the master course, e.g. as specialised course (4 credit points) in "Statistical and Biological Physics"
Knowledge in statistical physics is helpful, but not essential.

Exercises (with Dr. Rahul Marathe):

Problem sheet 1
Problem sheet 2
Problem sheet 3
Problem sheet 4
Problem sheet 5
Problem sheet 6
Problem sheet 7
Problem sheet 8

Lecture Notes:

Lecture notes (last update: 14.08.13)
Slides for traffic lecture
Slides for biological transport lecture
Slides for pedestrian dynamics lecture


Video of Brownian motion
Simulation of Brownian motion, another applet
Simulation of the Nagel-Schreckenberg model
Flashing ratchet (Java applet)
Brownian motion (Java applet)