Rare Events in Complex Physical Systems - Part I of IV
For Part II, see MS-Mo-E-49
For Part III, see MS-Tu-D-49
For Part IV, see MS-Tu-E-49

Date: August 10
Time: 13:30--15:30
Room: 107

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Cameron, Maria (Univ. of Maryland)
Li, Tiejun (Peking Univ.)
Lu, Jianfeng (Duke Univ.)
Weare, Jonathan (Univ. of Chicago)
Zhou, Xiang (City Univ. of Hong Kong)

Abstract: Many problems arising from chemistry, physics and materials science involve rare but significant exit events and/or transition events between stable states. The transitions happen on a time scale much longer than the intrinsic time scale of the dynamical system. Examples of such events are conformational changes of biomolecules, chemical reactions, etc. The purpose of this minisymposium is to bring together experts working in theory, numerical algorithms and application issues, such as analysis of models for metastable systems, free energy calculation, importance sampling, accelerated dynamics, and sampling of transition pathways.

Metastability, spectra and eigencurrents of networks representing energy landscapes
Cameron, Maria (Univ. of Maryland)

An adaptive step-size string method and its convergence to the minimum energy path
Zhang, Lei (Peking Univ.)

Evolving Junctions on Obstacle Boundaries (E-JOB) method for the shortest path problems
Zhou, Haomin (Georgia Inst. of Tech.)

The string method for saddle point search
REN, WEIQING (National Univ. of Singapore & IHPC)


Code: Type-Date-Time-Room No.
Type : IL=Invited Lecture, SL=Special Lectures, MS=Minisymposia, IM=Industrial Minisymposia, CP=Contributed Papers, PP=Posters
Date: Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, We=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, Fr=Friday
Time : A=8:30-9:30, B=10:00-11:00, C=11:10-12:10, BC=10:00-12:10, D=13:30-15:30, E=16:00-18:00, F=19:00-20:00, G=12:10-13:30, H=15:30-16:00
Room No.: TBA