Rare Events: Analysis, Numerics, and Applications

February 27, 2023 - March 3, 2023


University of Maryland
University of Maryland

Events occurring rarely on the timescale of the system affect the system the most dramatically. Often they are associated with transitions from one metastable state to another. The study of rare events is of great importance and of great challenge as their direct simulation is exceedingly difficult due to long waiting times. In recent years, significant progress in studying rare events has been made due to the development of novel numerical tools based on adapting ideas from the realm of data science and machine learning as well as harnessing classical mathematical theories and ideas from theoretical chemistry. This in-person workshop will bring together scientists from various disciplines working on various aspects of the study of rare events and facilitate the exchange of ideas regarding theory, numerics, and diverse applications to problems in biology, chemistry, and physics.

We will have poster sessions and flash talks for a very selected number of graduate students and postdocs, as well as financial support for travel/accommodation. We will be soliciting applications for this later this year - please check this website and add your contact information TO THE FORM HERE to stay up-to-date when we start accepting applications. For any further information, please contact Pratyush Tiwary or Masha Cameron.


  • Andrew Ballard, DeepMind
  • Greg Bowman, Wash University St. Louis
  • Pilar Cossio, Flatiron Institute, New York
  • Aaron Dinner, University of Chicago
  • Ron Elber, University of Texas, Austin
  • Andrew Ferguson, University of Chicago
  • Todd Gingrich, Northwestern University
  • Carsten Hartmann, BTU Cottbus
  • Xuhui Huang, University of Wisconsin
  • Bettina Keller, Free University Berlin
  • Yannis Kevrekidis, Johns Hopkins
  • Peter Koltai, Free University Berlin
  • Benedict Leimkuhler, University of Edinburgh
  • Tony Lelievre, Ecole des Ponts Paris
  • Katie Newhall, University of North Carolina
  • Weiqing Ren, National University of Singapore
  • Grant Rotskoff, Stanford University
  • Benoit Roux, University of Chicago
  • Sapna Sarupria, University of Minnesota
  • Konstantinos Spiliopoulos, Boston University
  • Gabriel Stoltz, Ecole des Ponts Paris
  • Hugo Touchette, Stellenbosch University
  • Omar Valsson, University of North Texas
  • Eric Vanden-Eijnden, New York University
  • David Wales, Cambridge University


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