Monte Carlo Algorithms in Statistical Mechanics

Jan de Gier

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  •  26 Jun 2023 - 7 Jul 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nathan Clisby (Swinburne University of Technology)
Tim Garoni (Monash University)
Catherine Greenhill (UNSW)
Andrew Rechnitzer (University of British Columbia)
Ying Wai Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Program Description:
Monte Carlo sampling algorithms are a central tool in many areas of science. Statistical mechanics has long been, and continues to be, a fertile area for the development of new paradigms in Monte Carlo algorithms. This program will bring together Australian and international researchers from a variety of career stages, with leading experts and early career researchers working together. Participation of women researchers will be actively sought, and participants will be from diverse disciplines such as mathematical physics, computational physics, computer science, combinatorics, and probability. The aims of the program are to make progress on rigorously analysing Monte Carlo algorithms arising in statistical mechanics, explore connections between different algorithms, and seek the discovery of new algorithmic paradigms.

Program Structure: 

Confirmed Participants:
Antonio Blanca (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Nathan Clisby (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Tim Garoni (Monash University, Australia)
Catherine Greenhil (UNSW Sydney, Australia)
Philipp Höllmer (University of Bonn, Germany)
Mikhail Isaev (Monash University)
Wolfhard Janke (University of Leipzig, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Germany)
Werner Krauth (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
Ying Wai Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
Manon Michel (Université Clermont Auvergne, France)
Aleks Owczarek (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Thomas Prellberg (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Stefan Schnabel (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Buks van Rensburg (York University, Canada)
Martin Weigel (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
Xusheng Zhang (Penn State University, USA)
Eric Zhou (Monash University, Australia)
Chris Soteros (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Matthew Schmirler (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)


  • Deadline: 15 May 2023
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this research program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.
  • Arrival Date: Sunday 25th June 2023

MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 27 June 2023
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.