Addendum to “Event-chain Monte Carlo algorithms for hard-sphere systems”
We extend the event-chain Monte Carlo algorithm from hard-sphere interactions to general potentials. This event-driven Monte Carlo algorithm is nonlocal and rejection free and allows for the breaking of detailed balance. The algorithm uses a discretized potential, but its running speed is asymptotically independent of the discretization. We apply the algorithm to two-dimensional soft spheres and discuss its possible implementation directly in the continuum limit.