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10/11/2008, 15:00 — 16:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, UC Berkeley, USA

Statistical projections for dimensional reduction and for multiscale sampling

I will present methods for reducing the complexity of multiscale computation based on formalisms from irreversible statistical mechanics. I will explain the connection between statistical mechanics and computation. In the time dependent case I will explain how the formalism can be tamed by approximation, in particular in the case of long memory, with applications in fluid mechanics. In the sampling problem I will present a chain-free Monte Carlo formalism, with applications to spin glasses.
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The Mathematics Colloquium is a series of monthly talks organized by the Department of Mathematics of IST, aiming to be a forum for the presentation of mathematical ideas or ideas about Mathematics. The Colloquium welcomes the participation of faculty, researchers and undergraduate or graduate students, of IST or other institutions, and is seen as an opportunity of bringing together and fostering the building up of ideas in an informal atmosphere.


Organizers: Conceição Amado, Lina Oliveira e Maria João Borges.