Physics Colloquium: A Solution Strategy for Hard Problems Inspired by the X-Ray Phase Problem

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Veit Elser
  • Date:
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Location: MacN 101

Abstract:

This talk describes a style of computation inspired by the \"phase problem\" of x-ray crystallography and recent efforts to test its scope in other applications. The method seems especially well suited for problems with many non-linear constraints. Among the applications described in the talk is a problem that goes back to Aristotle: the packing of regular tetrahedra.

Host:

Professor Stefan Kycia