M2PCS: Nonequilibrium and Active Systems 2023-2024

Exam: Tuesday January Xth, 2024. All hand-written documents are allowed. No electronic devices allowed (not even the cell phone). No printed document allowed (no lecture notes, no tutorials, no solutions ; printout of notes taken on a tablet on demand).

Lectures on XXX: (location: Condorcet bldg, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 Paris).


Outline of the lectures

Chapter 1 Equilibrium statistical mechanics

Chapter 2 The Langevin equation

Chapter 3 Stochastic calculus

Chapter 4 The Fokker-Planck equation

Chapter 5 Thermal Ratchets, Stochastic Engines

Chapter 6 Molecular Motors

Chapter 7 Active Particles


Van Kampen, Stochastics processes in physics and chemistry

Risken, The Fokker-Planck equation

Gardiner, Stochastic methods

Täuber, Critical Dynamics A Field Theory Approach to Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Scaling Behavior

Sekimoto, Stochastic energetics

Dorfman, An introduction to chaos in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics