Knowledge and understanding: At the end of the Statistical Physics course 2, the student will acquire advanced theoretical knowledge in the field of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics, with particular regard to phase transitions. She/he will know the main connections between the approaches and techniques of statistical physics and field theories and will understand its extensions to interdisciplinary research topics. She/he will also be able to understand the essential lines and content of research papers in the most recent literature in the field of statistical physics.
Applied knowledge and understanding: The student will acquire the ability to apply his / her knowledge to the modeling and analysis of statistical systems in condensed matter physics and in field theories. He will also be able to apply the approaches and techniques learned in the field of statistical physics to interdisciplinary problems, with particular regard to biological systems and computer science problems.
Making judgments: At the end of the course, the student will acquire the tools to understand how the theoretical approaches and the techniques studied can be used to study statistical systems, even in areas of original research. She/he will be able to identify the essential components of a systems, to develop a statistical model of a physical system and she/he will be able to evaluate the limits and potentials of the mathematical techniques described during the course.
Communication skills: The student will be able to effectively illustrate, also using computer support, the topics studied and will be able to explain the basic topics of the course in a clear way, also addressing non-specialists in the field.
Learning skills : The student will be ready to tackle advanced topics of statistical physics that are currently subject of scientific research and will have acquired the ability to undertake further studies in this field with a high degree of autonomy.