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Monte Carlo Simulations of Critical Phenomena in Physics

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

Monte Carlo - the statistical basis. Monte Carlo simulation of a classical gas. The Ising model: mean field theory, energy-entropy arguments, Monte Carlo simulations, universality. Simulation techniques: 2D arrays in C, boundary conditions, queues, fast Fourier transforms. Simple stochastic models: site percolation, random walk, self-organized criticality, and complex networks.

The course can also be included in the subject area of computational science & engineering.

Application and eligibility

Monte Carlo Simulations of Critical Phenomena in Physics, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018


Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Statistical Physics 1 and Modelling and Simulation or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contactperson for the course is:
Peter Olsson