 Introduction to soft matter
Concepts of broken symmetry, rigidity, longwavelength fluctuations, order parameters, topological defects
 Review of basic Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Basics of First and Second laws of Thermodynamics, homogeneous functions, densities of thermodynamics variables and their relations, basics of Microcanonical, Canonical, and Grandcanonical ensembles
 Phase transitions: Basics and simple models
Concepts, BraggWilliams theory or Ising spins, liquidgas transition, Landau theory for homogeneous order parameter, Ist and IInd order transitions
 Structure of soft matter systems
Structure factor, density correlation functions, applications to liquid crystals, periodic objects, surfactants, fractals, polymers
 Introducing candidate soft matter systems: Interactions and Free energies
Forces and energies in colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, membranes
 Phase transitions in soft matter systems
Colloidal phase transitions, coilglobule transition in polymers  single chain and solutions, isotropicnematic transition in liquid crystals
 Elasticity in soft matter systems
Classical theory, stress tensor, generalized elasticity, elastic free energies for nematics, smectics, membranes, rubber elasticity in polymers
 Hydrodynamics and its application to soft matter
Basic of hyrdrodynamics
 Advanced properties
Viscoelasticity, Rheology, Topological defects
