Thursday, October 10th
Computational Experiments and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
On October 9, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science announced
the award of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems. The work based on computational methods has far-reaching implications. The committee note that today the computer is just as important a tool for chemists as the test tube.
Marist's own Dr. John Galbraith is conducting research based on a similar theoretical model and his professional life has briefly crossed paths with one of the awardees.
Dr. Galbraith will give a short presentation, in laymans terms, about the basis of the awarded work and future implications, followed by a Q&A session.
Time:6:30 pm-8:00 pm