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Statistical and Biological Physics

Lectures in statistical and biological physics can be chosen from the list given below. The module is subdivided into core courses, specialized courses, and the advanced seminar. More information on the contents of each lecture and required knowledge can be found from the description of the lectures, see links.

Credit points and module descriptions are given according to the new examinations regulations.

Lecture Title / Topic

Description HPW CP Semester
Core Courses
Biological Physics I: Molecules and Cells Detail 3+1(+1) 6(+1.5) W
Evolutionary Biology and Genomics for Physicists Detail 3+1(+1) 6(+1.5) S
Biological Physics II: Systems Detail 3+1(+1) 6(+1.5) S
Selected topics: Soft and Biological Matter Detail 3+1(+1) 6(+1.5) S
Selected topics: Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics Detail 3+1(+1) 6(+1.5) S
Selected topics: Statistical physics of disordered systems, information, and inference Detail 3+1(+1) 6(+1.5) S
Specialized Courses
Computational soft matter physics Detail 2+1 4.5 W
Probability theory and stochastic processes Detail 2+1 4.5 W
Introduction to Network Science Detail 2+1 4.5 S
Introduction to Statistical Optics Detail 2 3 S
Physics of Granular Matter Detail 2+1 4.5 W
Physics in Medicine I:
Fundamentals of Analyzing Biomedical Signals (Bonn)
Detail 3+1 6 W
Advanced Seminars
Advanced seminar on Statistical and Biological Physics Detail 2 3 W
Advanced Lab Courses
Experiment and simulation biological systems Detail 3 4.5 W


The amount of credit points (CP) listed above will be applied to external students only. Cologne master students receive CPs for the area of specialization in total (see handbook).