Biomolecular Dynamics @ Uni Freiburg

Wintersemester 2017-2018

Classical Complex Systems

Prof. G. Stock

Lecture in Advanced Theoretical Physics (9 CP)

4 SWS: Monday, 10-12, Wednesday 14 - 16, SR GMH

Exercises (Computer Lab): Dr. Steffen Wolff


Synopsis: Recent advances in theoretical and computational sciences have made it possible to achieve a "first principles" description of complex phenomena, such as the dynamical properties of materials and the functional motion of biomolecules. To this end, the lecture aims to provide an introduction into basic computational strategies (such as molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulations) as well as powerful statistical theories (such as Langevin and Master Equations). The lessons are accompanied by computer exercises, which provide an hands-on experience of the topics.



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Preliminary Program

I. Introduction

II. Simulation Approach

III. Theory of Open Systems

IV. Nonlinear Dynamics


Term Paper: Stochastic Dynamics

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Tanja Schilling, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Stock

Summary: Topics include Random Walks, Theorem by Bochner, Khinchin and Wiener, Brownian motion, Langevin Equations, Transition State Theory, Ratchets Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Methods.



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