Unless noted otherwise, seminars take place on Tuesdays at 1:15 p.m. in Room 1116, IPST Building 085

This seminar is organized by Professors Pratyush Tiwary and Christopher Jarzynski.  Please send suggestions for speakers to Teri Schuler, tschuler at

For further information, contact:
Professor Pratyush Tiwary, ptiwary at (626) 628-7952
Professor Christopher Jarzynski, cjarzyns at (301) 405-4439


January 30             

February 6              Professor Edina Rosta, King's College, London
                                 Coarse graining and molecular kinetics from biased simulations

February 13            Dr. Momcilo Gavrilov, Johns Hopkins University
                                 Direct measurement of a weakly nonequilibrium system entropy using a feedback trap

February 20           

February 27            Professor Ronald Levy, Temple University
                                 Exploring Fitness and Free Energy Landscapes of Proteins, Part I: Statistical Models of Sequence Co-Variation

March 6                  

March 13                 Professor Michael Hinczewski, Case Western Reserve University
                                 Microeconomics: the price of information transfer in living cells

March 20                 SPRING BREAK
                                 No Seminar

March 27                 Professor John Perdew, Temple University
                                 The SCAN Density Functional: the Predictive Power of 17 Exact Constraints

April 3                     Professor John Weeks, University of Maryland, College Park
                                 Dissecting direct and indirect intermolecular forces in simple and polar liquids

April 10                   Professor Ken Dill, Stony Brook University
                                 Maximum Caliber: An inference principle for nonequilibrium statistical physics

April 17                   Dr. Omar Valsson, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
                                 Bridging Time Scales with Variationally Enhanced Sampling

April 24                   Dr. Germano Iannacchione, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
                                 Rayleigh-Bénard Cells as a Prototype System for Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

May 1                      Dr. Albert Pan, D. E. Shaw Research
                                 Using long-timescale molecular dynamics simulations to benchmark enhanced sampling methods

May 8                      Dr. Pablo Sartori, Rockefeller University
                                 Copying in cells: energy, speed, and accuracy