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for Graduate Student Colloquium events the next 12 months of Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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 Tayyab Nawaz (UIUC Math)Application of Stein's method in Spin Glass SystemsAbstract: In 1960’s, Stein introduced a method to bound the distance between two probability distributions using a specific probability metric. For a large complex stochastic system, mean field theory is considered as a starting point to study its physical properties. In mean field theory we assume that each particle interacts with the rest of the system in a homogeneous 'average' way. In this talk, I will discuss how Stein’s method and mean field theory are used to study the energy minimization problem for spin-glass models in statistical mechanics. I will also discuss the idea of optimal Monte Carlo algorithms for solving energy minimization problem and related open problems.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

4:00 pm   in 245 Altgeld Hall,  Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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 William Karr

Monday, March 27, 2017