E(n) Equivariant Normalizing Flows

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 34 pre-proceedings (NeurIPS 2021)

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Victor Garcia Satorras, Emiel Hoogeboom, Fabian Fuchs, Ingmar Posner, Max Welling


This paper introduces a generative model equivariant to Euclidean symmetries: E(n) Equivariant Normalizing Flows (E-NFs). To construct E-NFs, we take the discriminative E(n) graph neural networks and integrate them as a differential equation to obtain an invertible equivariant function: a continuous-time normalizing flow. We demonstrate that E-NFs considerably outperform baselines and existing methods from the literature on particle systems such as DW4 and LJ13, and on molecules from QM9 in terms of log-likelihood. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first flow that jointly generates molecule features and positions in 3D.