The student will know: several model of statistical physics of interdisciplinary relevance, non-equilibrium statistical physics evidencing conceptual differences with respect the equilibrium case, network theory focusing on relevant themes in statistical physics.
The student will be able to apply numerical and analytical techniques for analyzing statistical physics models. Particular relevance is given to numerical simulations.
Making judgements: the student will understand the possible applications of the subjects of the course to several physical systems and to interdisciplinary fields such as biology, social and economic sciences and computer science.
The student will be able to illustrate effectively, using also computer facilities, the results of numerical simulations. Moreover, the student will be able to present clearly the basic topics of the course in an interdisciplinary way addressing not only to a specialized audience.
The student will be ready to face advanced subjects in statistical physics that are now subject of scientific research.