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WP30 Soft Condensed Matter Physics and Critical Phenomena (TE1)

The module covers the following topics: Mean-field theory, field theories, critical phenomena and renormalization group, generalized elasticity (XY model, liquid crystals, gels), hydrodynamics, topological defects, walls, kinks and solitions, response theory and nonequilibrium thermodynamics. The module aims to convey a fundamental understanding the collective phenomena occurring in macroscopic particle systems in condensed matter.
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