Efficient Monte Carlo simulation methods
In this talk, we start
with an introduction to Monte Carlo method
applied to statistical mechanics. We then discuss Some of the
advances in the last decades. We'll review the cluster algorithms
and their advantages. Finally we briefly introduce the flat-histogram
methods and transition matrix Monte Carlo.
(B) Seminar 1
Heat conduction in a chain
discuss the problem of 1D heat conduction problem with molecular
dynamics simulation and mode-coupling theory. The format will be
(C) Seminar 2
Diffusion quantum Monte Carlo method applied to quantum dots
We discuss our recent study of quantum
dots using quantum Monte Carlo.
We discuss the formulism of diffusion quantum Monte Carlo, and problems
that it can solve. The format will be informal. Discussions with
the students/staff are welcome.