|Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Location: 1084 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: Transition path process and coarse-graining stochastic systems.
Abstract: Understanding rare events like transitions of chemical system from reactant to product states is a challenging problem due to the time scale separation. In this talk, we will discuss some recent progress in mathematical theory of transition paths. In particular, we identify and characterize the stochastic process corresponds to transition paths. The study of transition path process helps to understand the transition mechanism and provides a framework to design and analyze numerical approaches for rare event sampling and simulation.
Speaker: Jianfeng Lu
Institution: Duke University