“Using Computers to Understand Materials: From Proteins to Semiconductors”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
FREE TO ATTEND
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy of the UCD College of Letters and Science
Each month, Professor Jared Shaw with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry hosts the Davis Science Café, featuring scientists who are studying some of today’s cutting edge topics. This month’s speaker is Prof. Roland Faller in the UC Davis Department of Chemical Engineering who does computer simulations of materials. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G. Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!
Abstract: Computer simulations have been thoroughly established as the 3rd leg of science next to experiment and theory. Particularly the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has shed light on this field. But still what does molecular simulation actually mean? I will introduce the basics of the field and then give a few application examples from protein, to organic semiconductors to ceramics from my own research.