THEORY OF GENERAL RELATIVITY In Newtonian physics, space and time are a container in which our lives take place. General Relativity changes this viewpoint radically: Space and Time are rather physical objects in themselves, exhibiting a surprisingly rich physical behavior with deep implications on Astrophysics and Cosmology.
PHYSICS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS Complex systems exhibit fascinating physical properties, but they are not necessarily complicated. This course is concerned with the collective behavior of many-particle systems, emergent phenomena, classical and quantum chaos, and nonequilibrium phase transitions.
TP III GROUP SEMINAR In our joint weekly group seminar the Bachelor and Master students working on Gauge/Gravity Duality and Statistical Physics give informal talks in order to present their projects and to discuss open problems and possible solutions. Everyone is invited to participate.