Physics at Virginia

"Understanding glassy systems using population annealing"

Jon Machta , University of Massachusetts
[Host: Marija Vucelja]

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.


Condensed Matter Seminar
Thursday, April 6, 2017
11:00 AM
Physics Building, Room 313
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