Approximate Enumeration of Polygons, Polymers and Link Diagrams


A training workshop organized by the PIMS CRG in Applied Combinatorics

Dates: Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Program:
details below

Summary:
This training workshop is directed towards graduate students and others interested in learning more about approximate enumeration methods for studying polygons, polymers and link diagrams.  A particular focus will be on developing improved sampling methods for studying statistical physics models of biopolymers.  Participants will use Jupyter and Python to learn via hands-on tutorials about data visualization and approximate enumeration methods.  There will also be a Knotplot tutorial. 

Organizers:
Andrew Rechnitzer, University of British Columbia
Koya Shimokawa, Saitama University, Japan
Chris Soteros, University of Saskatchewan
Mariel Vazquez, UC Davis
Javier Arsuaga, UC Davis

Tutorial Leaders:
Andrew Rechnitzer, University of British Columbia
Patrick Wall, University of British Columbia
Harrison Chapman, Colorado State University
Rob Scharein, Hypnagogic

Participants:
Matthew Schmirler, University of Saskatchewan
Jeremy Eng, University of Saskatchewan
Shawn Witte, UC Davis
Michelle Flanner, UC Davis
Robert Stolz, UC Davis
Yasuyoshi Ito, Saitama University
Ryosuke Mishina, Saitama University
Kanami Tamaki, Saitama University
Ken Yajima, Saitama University
Georgina Gonzalez, UC Davis
Maxime Pouokam, UC Davis
Ryan Pollichuk, UC Davis
Tamara Christiani, UC Davis
Keith Fraga, UC Davis
Lara Ibrahim, UC Davis
Sai Namani, UC Davis



If you are interested to attend: email Prof. Chris Soteros, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, UofS: soteros@math.usask.ca

Acknowledgements:
Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia
PIMS, University of British Columbia
NSERC, Canada (Rechnitzer, Soteros)
JST CREST, grant number JPMJCR17J4, Japan (Shimokawa)
NSF, Division of Mathematical Sciences, DMS CAREER 1519375, United States (Vazquez)



Friday (23 March 2018)

2:00-4:00

Participant Introductions/Presentations 

GEOG 200 

4:00-4:30

Refreshments 

LSK 121  

4:30-5:30

Walls - Python and Visualization  

LSK 121

 

 

 



 

Saturday (24 March 2018)

9:00-10:30

Rechnitzer - Python and sampling 

 LSK 121

10:30-11:00

Refreshments 

 

11:00-12:30

Rechnitzer - More sampling  


12:30-2:00

LUNCH BREAK 


2:00-3:00

Rechnitzer - More sampling  


3:00-3:30

Refreshments  

 

3:30-5:30

Student Excercises and more sampling  


6:00

Dinner 


 

 

 

Sunday (25 March 2018)

9:30-10:30

Chapman - Monte Carlo of knot diagrams  


10:30-11:00

Refreshments 


11:00-12:00

Discussion  


12:00-1:30

Lunch Break  

 

1:30-2:30

Scharein - Knotplot


2:30-3:00

Refreshments  


3:00-4:00

Scharein - Knotplot 


4:00-5:30

Small working groups and workshop wrap up