Transition path processes and coarse-graining of stochastic system

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 14:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Duke University
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.