Large Deviations in Nanoscale Transport Phenomena
Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:30PM – 5PM
In this talk, I will discuss some recent efforts to develop a molecular perspective on nanoscale transport, including elucidating the molecular motions that underlie nonlinear responses, and molecular simulation techniques to study such processes on a computer. This work leverages recent advancements in applied mathematics in the study of large deviations and control theory. Specific questions concerning anomalous heat transport in low dimensional lattices and nonlinear electrokinetic phenomena in ionic solutions will be addressed.
David Limmer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of California Berkeley, a Research Scientist in the Materials and Chemical Sciences Divisions of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a Fellow of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering in 2008 from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of David Chandler. From 2013-2016, David was an independent fellow of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science. David has been recognized as a Heising-Simons Fellow of the Kavli Foundation, a Scialog Fellow of the Research Corporation for Science and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and a Hellman Fellow. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Department of Energy Early Career Award.
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