• Adaptive optics - an entire area of applications for minimum/maximum search methods for optical systems.
  • To date mostly simulated annealing, some parallel gradient descent.
  • Applications to astronomy and to medicine.
  • Additional image sharpening methods can be used, not under discussion today.
  • Today's question - since we have many experts in simulation - any other optimization ideas?????
  • Must be hardware realizable, e.g. genetic algorithm that needs multiple realizations (Adler and Berengoltz) no good for telescope.
  • Discussions here .

  • Groundstate search for Lennard Jonesium - Silverman and Adler.

    These slides online at http://phycomp.technion.ac.il/~newphr76ja/CompPhys20/20talk/siman.html or