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Matthias Heymann, Assistant Research Professor

Please note: Matthias has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  233 Physics
Office Phone:  (919)660-2802
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PhDNew York University2007

Applied Math
Research Interests: theory and computation of transition curves for rare events, application to biology

Areas of Interest:

numerical analysis
functional analysis

Recent Publications

  1. M. Heymann, E. Vanden-Eijnden, The Geometric Minimum Action Method - A Least Action Principle on the Space of Curves, CPAM, vol. 61 no. 8 (August, 2008), pp. 1052-1117, Wiley InterScience
  2. E. Vanden-Eijnden, M. Heymann, The Geometric Minimum Action Method for Computing Minimum Energy Paths, Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 128 no. 061103 (February 14, 2008)
  3. M. Heymann, E. Vanden-Eijnden, Pathways of maximum likelihood for rare events in non-equilibrium systems, Physical Review Letters, vol. 100 no. 14 (2007), pp. 140601
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