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Condensed Matter Seminars

ics Condensed Matter
Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:00 AM
Physics Building, Room 313
Jon Machta [Host: Marija Vucelja]
University of Massachusetts
"Understanding glassy systems using population annealing"
ABSTRACT:

Population annealing is a sequential Monte Carlo method for studying the equilibrium properties of glassy systems characterized by rough free energy landscapes.  In this talk I will introduce two glassy systems, the Ising spin glass and a glass-forming binary mixture of hard spheres. I will describe population annealing and some of its useful features, and then present results from simulations of these glassy systems.

http://people.umass.edu/machta/

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