August 6 Friday, 17:00, Room 11
Prof. Benjamin Widom (Cornell University)
The Potential of Mean Force
I will define it and illustrate it with numerous examples in statistical
mechanics, showing that it is an idea that pervades much of the
subject. I will then end with the calculations of the potential of mean
force in the models of hydrophobic attraction that I have worked on
with Paolo De Gregorio and Marco Barbosa.