Summer Term 2017:

Theoretische Physik 3 für Materialphysiker: Statistische Physik und Themodynamik:
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Seminar on Physics: Jamming: From glassy materials to traffic jams:
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Winter Term 2016/17:

Summer Term 2016:

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Topics for
Master or Bachelor theses
are available.
Please contact me if interested.

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Michael Schmiedeberg

Teaching Summer Term 2017:

Theoretische Physik 3 für Materialphysiker: Statistische Physik und Themodynamik:

  • Vorlesung (3 SWS): Di, Do 10:15 HF
  • Übungen (2 SWS): A: Do 8:15 SR 02.779, B: Do 11:15 SR 01.779, C: Do 8:15 SR 02.729


  • Mittwoch, 2.8.2017 ab 10:15 Uhr in HE
  • schriftlich
  • 120 Minuten
  • Notenbonus: Durch erfolgreiches Vorrechnen von zwei Aufgaben in den Übungen kann ein Notenbonus von 0,3 erworben werden
  • erlaubtes Hilfsmittel: ein DIN A4-Blatt (zwei Seiten) mit Notizen in eigener Handschrift


  • Mittwoch, 9.8.2017, 11:00-12:00 in SR 01.683

ECTS Information:

Punkte: 7,5

Vorlesungsnotizen und Übungsaufgaben:

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Seminar on Physics: Jamming: From glassy materials to traffic jams

  • Do, 8:30 - 10:00, SR 01.779
  • First meeting: April 27th, first talk: May 11th


In many systems a dramatic slowdown of dynamics is observed when the density is increased or the temperature is decreased. In this seminar we will consider different systems where such a slowdown is observed and discuss possible similarities in their theoretical description.

Possible topics:

Traffic jams, Pedestrian dynamics, Crowding in biological systems, Gelation, Network dynamics, Rigidity Percolation, Geometric Frustration and Spin Glasses, Athermal jamming and random closed packing, Entropy of granular packings, Computer simulations of glassy dynamics, Hopping Models and Ageing, Mode coupling theory, Kauzmann's paradox, Random First Order Theory, Kinetically constrained models, Shear thinning and shear thickening, Dynamic heterogeneity, Jamming of active particles

ECTS information:

Credits: 5


will be possible via StudOn ↗

Seminar on the theory of soft matter,
seminar and working group for PhD and master students,
and other lectures and seminars at the institute:

For more information see UnvIS or website on teaching of the institute.

Paper Club on Granulates

see homepage at the Institute for Multiscale Simulation:

Master or Bachelor theses:

Topics for a Master or a Bachelor thesis are available. If interested please contact me.

Subsequent Terms:

Teaching Summer Term 2022↗

Teaching Winter Term 2021/22↗

Teaching Summer Term 2021↗

Teaching Winter Term 2020/21↗

Teaching Summer Term 2020↗

Teaching Winter Term 2019/20↗

Teaching Summer Term 2019↗

Teaching Winter Term 2018/19↗

Teaching Summer Term 2018↗

Teaching Winter Term 2017/18↗

Previous terms:

Teaching Winter Term 2016/17↗

Teaching Summer Term 2016↗

Teaching Winter Term 2015/16↗