December 5, 2013
Mathematics Colloquium lecture today
David Aristoff, University of Minnesota, will present "Mathematical Analysis of Accelerated Molecular Dynamics" as part of the mathematics department Colloquium lecture series at 2:30 p.m. today in 122 Cardwell Hall.
The abstract for the lecture is:
Discussing techniques for accelerating Langevin molecular dynamics in the presence of metastability. Showing how metastability can be understood and analyzed using the quasistationary distribution -- the solution to a certain PDE involving the generator of the dynamics. Then focusing on one such technique, called temperature accelerated dynamics. Using quasistationary distributions, we give a rigorous mathematical analysis of the technique.