Phénomènes collectifs complexes

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Typical configuration of the Ising model close to the critical point
  • Teaching team and schedule:
    • Guillame Roux, course on Fridays 9am-11:30am
    • Thomas Noblet, tutorials on Fridays 1:30pm-4pm
    • starts December 1st, last day on March 9th, exam on March 16th
  • Syllabus:
    • Mean-field description of the ferromagnetic Ising model
    • Landau's phenomenology and classification
    • Inhomogeneous systems: Ginzburg-Landau
    • Fluctuations
    • Scale invariance and universality
    • Dynamics of phase transitions
  • Evaluation
    • continuous assessment: 4 little exercices (finishing last questions) during the tutorials, each two weeks
    • final exam : 3 hours, written exam
    • final grade = (2*FE + CA)/3
  • Annals (most are actually in the tutorials), in French :
    • 2013 : liquid crystals (done in tutorials)
    • 2014 : critical temperature of finite-size system, polymers (done in tutorials)
    • 2015 : exam - correction for front propagation (van der waals done in tutorials)
    • 2016 : Bose-Einstein condensates exam - correction
    • 2017 : Coupled order parameters - Cahn-Hilliard equation exam - correction
Différentes phases prises par un cristal liquide