Statistical Physics 2 : Disordered Systems and Interdisciplinary Applications

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Faculties and Tutor : Francesco Zamponi and Gregory Schehr
ECTS : 3
Language of instruction : Anglais
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 Description

In the last decades statistical physics has proven to be a successful theoretical framework able to tackle central problems in physics but also in very disparate fields such as biology, computer science, economics, etc...
Explaining the theoretical developments that made such progress possible is the aim of these lectures.
Students will acquire a solid theoretical background —conceptual and methodological— which is useful in a very broad range of contexts and represents an important piece of modern theoretical physics.

A brief list of topics that will be addressed :
- From random variables to random matrices : universal results and properties
- Disordered systems
- Random graphs and optimization problems
- Out of equilibrium dynamics

Slides of the presentation and outline

Selected references

A reminder on Gaussian identities

 TD and homeworks

- TD 1 (solution of the last exercise)
- Homework 1 (solution)
- TD2
- Homework 2 (solution)
- TD3
- Homework 3
- Addendum to lecture 5 : a note detailing the connection between the
Potts model and the percolation problem
- TD4
- TD5
- TD6
- Homework 4 (solution)
- TD7
- Homework 5 (solution)
- TD8
- TD9

Exam 2018-2019 : text and solution

 Previous year exams

- 2015-16 (solution)
- 2016-17 (solution)
- 2017-18 (solution)

Attached documents

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