Michael Klein, Temple University, "Computer Simulation in the Physical & Life Sciences: From Chemistry to Soft Matter & the Nano‐Bio-Med Frontier”

Oct 18 2011, 11:00 am
Distinguished Lecture Series Guest Speaker: 

Michael Klein, Ph.D.

Laura H. Carnell Professor and Director
Institute of Computational Molecular Science
Department of Chemistry
Temple University

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 11:00AM
Location: 
Klaus 1116E
Host: 
Jeffrey Skolnick
Abstract: 
The past decade has seen enormous progress in the broad application of computation to topical problems in the physical and life sciences. By selected examples I will illustrate the current status of the field that employs computer simulation methodologies based on the principles of statistical thermodynamics to deal with problems ranging from chemistry and soft matter to the interface between physical science and biomedical research. The prospects for future applications at the nano‐bio-­med frontier will also be touched on.