Stan in quantum, nano or material physics?


#1

Does anyone here know someone using Stan in quantum, nano or material physics?


#2

I’m not so sure that I’d say that I’m using Stan for material physics, but I have been working on is using Stan to estimate parameters for constitutive models of materials. There are varying degrees to which those models are motivated by physics.


#3

Anything public you can share?


#4

Not at this time, and probably not that soon. I’m aiming for a publication by the end of fiscal year 2018, but I’m not sure how that will work out.


#5

Does anyone here know someone using Stan in quantum, nano or material physics?

We’re estimating material elastic constants using resonance data. My Stancon submission is a really short really informal version of that (https://github.com/bbbales2/stancon_2018). It’s not like lasers and diamonds physics but we think it’s cool :D.

Anything public you can share?

There’s another project I’m working on that I could use some advice on, but the prof in charge asked me to be secretive. If it’s collaboration you’re looking for, I’m pretty sure I could get permission to talk to you about it. It’s a hard problem (but fairly cool).


#6

estimate parameters for constitutive models of materials

Just got a copy of Bower’s applied mechanics off my buddy a couple days ago. I noticed it has a ton of “this is a model you’d use in situation X, but you need calibrate it like Y did in 199Z”, so I thought there might be interesting things in it.

If I make it anywhere I’ll post stuff here. I was hoping there’d be some more basic elastic problems to play with. Any of the deformation stuff just looks so finicky, but I guess elastic is just easy for the most part :/.


#7

Thanks. Could you add the notebook as html for easier preview?

I’m not sure if I have much time for new projects, but happy to help if the questions are related to something I know.


#8

Thanks. Could you add the notebook as html for easier preview?

https://github.com/bbbales2/stancon_2018/blob/master/rus.html . Might have to save-as to avoid it opening as source when you click download. I hope there aren’t too many typos. Put that together kinda quick :/.

I’m not sure if I have much time for new projects, but happy to help if the questions are related to something I know.

Thanks – yeah, I’d appreciate a second look. I’ll see if I can talk this dude into opening up.


#9

Thanks. rawgit.com seems to be helpful if you want to provide link to html


#10

I’d suggest going to Google Scholar and searching for something like

("stan development team" OR "mc-stan.org") X

where X is something like particle physics or quantum physics.

Joe Fromaggio at MIT has been doing a lot of quantum stuff with Stan:

@betanalpha knows a lot more. And here’s some neutrino mass stuff:

There’s a lot out there in all kinds of physics.