Boundary Integral Methods for Electrostatics in Biomolecules
Part II: Fast Multipole Methods

Professor Jingfang Huang
Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, UC San Diego


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.