##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Informal Seminar on Mathematics and Biochemistry-Biophysics

## Jingfang Huang

#### Department of Mathematics, \\ University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

## Boundary Integral Methods for Electrostatics in Biomolecules

##### Abstract:

In the second part of the talk, I will focus on the mathematical aspects of integral equation methods (IEM) and fast multipole methods (FMM). I will discuss why integral equation methods are preferred for many problems as well as their limitations. Using a simple example in one dimensional space, I will discuss the fundamental ideas of the tree code and fast multipole methods, and how the ideas can be applied to more general problems.

Organizers: Li-Tien Cheng and Bo Li

### April 15, 2008

### 2:00 PM

### AP&M 5829

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