FY8303 - Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course is normally given every other year, next time spring 2017. Phase transitions. Properties near critical points. Multicomponent Landau theory. Universality classes. Overview of simple models. Scaling. Correlation functions. Renormalization theory: Direct space and k-space renormalization. Kosterlitz-Thouless transitions.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to obtain considerable insight into various types of phase transitions, and how these can be described theoretically in different ways, e.g., using renormalization group theory. The course is well suited for PhD-students who want an introduction to advanced statistical physics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Voluntary calculation exercises. When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only. The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Will be decided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIF4941 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 C
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2017-05-19 09:00 Møterom 8 , D3
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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