Advanced Statistical Physics

Period: First        ECTS: 6

Course contents

Topic 1 Concepts on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics

Topic 2 Simple and complex fluids

Topic 3 Phase transitions

Topic 4 Interfaces

Topic 5 Applications: colloids, polymers and membranes

Topic 6 Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and transport phenomena


  • M. Plischke y B. Bergesen, Equilibrium Statistical Physics, World Scientific (1994).
  • K. Huang, Statistical Physics, Wiley (1987).
  • R. Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, Pergamon (1998).
  • M. Kléman y O. D. Lavrentovich, Soft matter physics: an introduction, Springer Verlag (2003).
  • J.L. Barrat, J.P. Hansen, Basic Concepts for Simple and Complex Liquids, Cambridge Univ. Press (2003)
  • R. A. L. Jones, Soft Condensed Matter, Oxford Master Series in Physics, (2002)


Coordinator  Enrique Velasco

More info on the course official guide (Guía docente)