Non-equilibrium statistical physics
(Prof. Dr. Peter Sollich)


Research focus

The focus of our research group is on the statistical physics of systems that are out of equilibrium. This is an area where there are many fundamental question, and in the group we develop theoretical tools to tackle these (e.g. trajectory thermodynamics, approximation techniques for path integrals).
We also work on a number of application areas including (see also this poster)
  • Aging and mechanical deformation in athermal systems
  • Phase separation in complex mixtures
  • Active systems, driven by e.g. self-propulsion or non-Gaussian noise
  • Subnetworks and dynamical modules in protein interaction and gene regulation networks
  • Dynamics on networks and applications to glassy physics
  • Statistical physics tools for inference and machine learning


You can find an overview of the group's publications on

Open positions and Bachelor / Master theses

We welcome new members with an interest in the fascinating world of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. For possible topics of Bachelor, Master or PhD theses please contact the group leader, Prof. Peter Sollich
See also this poster for a graphical overview of topics and project ideas