Modern computational techniques in soft matter physics

The course introduces advanced tools and techniques for performing computer simulations.
It is a follow up of the introductory course on “Computer Simulations techniques in Statistical Physics”.
Familiarity with basic simulation techniques (molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo simulations) is recommended to attend the course.

Outline

Recap of statistical mechanics

Free energy calculations: Thermodynamic integration

Histogram reweighting and Bennet's acceptance ratio