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


Revision of the exam will take place on

Thuesday, 27.02.2018, between 10 - 11. a.m.

Dr. Steffen Wolf, HH 1008

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.



Registration for computer exercises


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.



List of presentations:

  • 14.11.2017
    Moritz, Topic: Brownian Motion

  • 21.11.2017

  • 28.11.2017

  • 05.12.2017
    Adrian, Topic: Levy Flight

  • 12.12.2017
    Jan, Topic: Markov Models

  • 09.01.2018
    Yasmin, Topic: Energy Landscapes

  • 16.01.2018
    Neil, Topic: Kramers Theory

  • 23.01.2018
    Philip, Topic: Maximum Caliber

  • still slots available!



Sommersemster 2017: Theo III (Quantenmechanik)

Wintersemester 2016/17: Theo V (Statistische Physik) & Term paper winter semester 16/17: When Physics meets Biology

Wintersemester 2015/16: Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Sommersemester 2015: Theoretische Physik IV (Quantenmechanik)

Wintersemester 2014/15: Theory and Simulation of Molecular Dynamics

Wintersemester 2013/14: Theo V (Statistische Physik)

Sommersemester 2013: Molecular Dynamics Spectroscopy + Seminar & Termpaper: Simulations and Complex Systems

Wintersemester 2012/13: Theo I (Einführung in die mathematischen Methoden der Theoretischen Physik und Newtonsche Mechanik)

Sommersemester 2012: Computational Physics: Theory and Simulation of Molecular Dynamics

Wintersemester 2011/12: Theo V (Statistische Physik)

Sommersemester 2011: Protein Biophysics

Wintersemester 2010/11: Theorie und Simulation molekularer Dynamik

Sommersemester 2010: Theoretische Physik IV (Quantenmechanik I)

Wintersemester 2009/10: Molecular Dynamics and Spectroscopy