“Doing ‘Statistical Mechanics’ with Big Data”

Andrea Liu

University of Pennsylvania

Monday, Feb. 22nd at 4:00pm

Statistical mechanics has been the workhorse that condensed matter physicists have used to make the connection between microscopic properties and macroscopic, collective phenomena. Establishing this connection requires reducing masses of microscopic information (dimensional reduction) to a few relevant microscopic variables and their distributions. [Read more…]

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