Transition path processes and coarse-graining of stochastic system

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 2:00pm
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.