Rare Events in High-Dimensional Systems

February 23 - 27, 2009

Schedule


Monday, February 23, 2009

9:00 - 9:50
Christof Schuette (Freie Universität Berlin)

Transition Network Approaches to Protein Folding

10:15 - 11:05
Cecilia Clementi (Rice University)

 

11:30 - 12:20
2:30 - 3:20
4:00 - 4:50

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

9:00 - 9:50
David Chandler (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))

Sampling large deviation functions and order-disorder in trajectory space"

10:15 - 11:05
11:30 - 12:20
2:00 - 2:50
Jorge Kurchan (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI))

Mapping out of equilibrium into equilibrium

3:15 - 4:05
Baron Peters (University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara))

Accurate reaction coordinates and transition state ensembles from simulation: applications to nucleation

4:30 - 5:20

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

9:00 - 9:50
Ron Elber (University of Texas at Austin)

Computing rates on rough energy landscapes with Milestoning

10:15 - 11:05
11:30 - 12:20
Kristen Fichthorn (Pennsylvania State University)

Accelerated Molecular Dynamics with the Bond Boost Method

2:00 - 2:50
Graeme Henkelman (University of Texas at Austin)

Adaptive kinetic Monte Carlo for simulating dynamics in atomic systems

3:15 - 4:05
4:30 - 5:20

Thursday, February 26, 2009

9:00 - 9:50
10:15 - 11:05
Gerard Ben Arous (New York University)

Universal phenomena for slow relaxation in random media

11:30 - 12:20
2:30 - 3:20
4:00 - 4:50
Gerard Barkema (Utrecht University)

Simulation and theory of nucleation


Friday, February 27, 2009

9:00 - 9:50
Eric Vanden-Eijnden (New York University)

Transition Path Theory or how to explain the mechanism of reactive events in complex systems.

10:15 - 11:05
Maddalena Venturoli (New York University)

Markovian milestoning with Voronoi tessellations

11:30 - 12:20
2:30 - 3:20
Sara Bonella (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

Free energy barriers for local hydrogen diffusion in sodium alanates

4:00 - 4:50
Thomas Miller (California Institute of Technology)

Understanding the dynamics of hydrophobic assembly