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

Date: August 11
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.

Rare events and energy landscape for the chemical reaction kinetics
Li, Tiejun (Peking Univ.)

Statistical mechanics of random walks, with application to molecular evolution
Morozov, Alexandre (Rutgers Univ.)

Iterative Minimization Formulation and Algorithm for Transition State Calculation
Zhou, Xiang (City Univ. of Hong Kong)

Stochastic Surface Walking Method for Global Structure Search and Pathway Sampling
Liu, Zhipan (Fudan Univ.)


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