**Les Houches Doctoral Training in Statistical Physics **

**August 27 through September 7 2012.**

The methods of statistical mechanics are very powerful tools which have found much use in most branches of physics and are increasingly used in other disciplines such as biology, economics and finance. In this predoctoral school, through a series of lectures and work sessions, the students will be exposed to uses and applications of quantum statistical mechanics in a broad range of subjects of high current interest. It is assumed that the students are familiar with the notions of equilibrium classical statistical mechanics (partition function, Maxwell distribution, calculating average values, etc.). The first week will focus on fundamentals: Quantum statistical mechanics and many-body theory. The second week will make contact with currently active research subjects in condensed matter physics namely: (1) Quantum Magnetism and (2) the Quantum Hall Effect.

**APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 13, 2012** **Go to the application page**

**LECTURES:**

Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Alejandro Muramatsu (Stuttgart)

Many Body Theory, Thierry Giamarchi (Geneva)

Quantum Magnetism, Frédéric Mila (EPFL)

The Quantum Hall Effect, Nicolas Regnault (ENS, Paris)

**INVITED SEMINARS**

Jean-Noël Fuchs (Paris Sud)

Christian Glattli (CEA)

Christian Rüegg (Paul Scherrer Institute)

Steven Bramwell (University College London)

Tilman Esslinger (ETHZ)

Organizers: G. George Batrouni and Frédéric Mila

You can also visit the web site of the 2007 edition.

Partial support from:

**FEDERATION DE RECHERCHE DOEBLIN**

** UNIVERSITY OF NICE-SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS **