PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Quantum Field Theory
Seminar:Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Tony Kennedy, The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh
Abstract Link:http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/tony-kennedy
Abstract:
I will introduce the functional integral formalism for quantum field theory, and how fermions are introduced. I will explain how and why we compute physical quantities using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. I will then introduce the Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) algorithm, and some of the more recent developments based upon it.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:03 / 05 / 2010
Time:03:35pm - 04:25pm