LADE Seminar

Raffaello Potestio, University of Trento - Trento

Title: Soft matter physics as a joint between renormalisation group and deep learning


The ideas at the heart of the renormalisation group (RG) have greatly influenced many areas of Physics, in particular field theory and statistical mechanics. In the course of the past few decades, the field of coarse-graining in soft matter (SM) has developed at an increasingly high pace, leveraging RG-like methods and tools to build simple yet realistic representations of biological and artificial macromolecules, materials, and complex systems. The button-up parametrisation of low-resolution models and the study of a system’s properties in terms of its coarse representations have greatly benefited from the theoretical machinery of RG. More recently, machine learning (ML) is entering the field of soft matter modelling as a key player, as both an instrument and an object of study. In this talk, I will present a few examples of the interplay between SM, RG, and ML, and discuss possible avenues for further developments.

Jun 5, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM
LADE Seminar
Meeting Room S-20, Building C, Area Science Park
Località Padriciano 99, Trieste, 34149
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