Physical Chemistry Seminars

These talks begin at 2 pm on Wednesday afternoons in Room SCI 512 in the Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering (590 Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215). There are refreshments provided at the lecture.

Seminars labeled with * and highlighted are part of the Greater Boston Area (GBA) Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Series sponsored by Boston University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). These joint seminars are held at MIT in Building 4, Room 163 and start at 4:15 pm and run until 6:00 pm.

These “theory afternoons” offer an exciting new seminar medium where in-depth presentations of broadly applicable methods and new approaches are presented. For more information on these joint BU-Harvard-MIT theory seminars (including lecture notes) please see the GBA Theoretical Chemistry Lecture Series.

In addition, the Center for Computational Science runs a seminar series Friday at 12:00pm in PRB595.  See here for the schedule.

Spring 2017 Speakers

January 25
Jesse Guillet
Boston University
Department of Chemistry
TBA
February 1*
Professor Mark Tuckerman
New York University 
Department of Chemistry 
TBA
February 8
Professor Giacomo Fiorin
Temple University
ICMS-Institute for Computational Molecular Science
TBA
February 22*
Professor Adam Willard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry
TBA
March 1*
Professor Martin Head-Gordon
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Chemistry
TBA
March 8*
Professor Sharon Hammes-Schiffer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
TBA
March 15*
Professor Ronnie Kosloff
Hebrew University
Institute of Chemistry
TBA
March 22*
Professor Ken Dill
Stony Brook University
Department of Physics and Chemistry
TBA
March 29
Professor Roland Lindh
Uppsala University
Department of Chemistry
TBA
April 12*
Professor Weitao Yang
Duke University
Department of Chemistry
TBA
April 19*
Professor So Hirata
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
TBA
April 26*
Professor Dominika Zgid
University of Michigan
Department of Chemistry
TBA
May 3*
Professor Katja Linderberg
University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry
TBA
May 10*
Professor Ivet Bahar
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Computational & Systems Biology
TBA

Fall 2016 Speakers

September 14
Aritra Mandal
Boston University
Department of Chemistry
Origin of Dispersive Lineshapes in Plasmonically Enhanced Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectra
October 5
Prof. Christine Isborne
University of California, Merced
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Modeling Excited States in the Condensed Phase
October 12
Jillian Goldfarb
Boston University
Department of Chemistry
Re-engineering the Integrated Biorefinery: A Materials Approach to in situ Biofuel Upgrading
October 19
Fangda Xu
Boston University
Department of Chemistry
Lipid-Mediated Targeting with Membrane-Wrapped Nanoparticles in the Presence of Corona Formation

October 26
Igor Alabugin
Florida State University
Department of Chemistry
Triplet State Antiaromaticity and Discovery of the Missing C1-C5 Cycloaromatization Reaction
November 2
Professor Markus Deserno
Carnegie Melon University
Department of Physics
The Biophysics Of Lipid Membranes: Elasticity Meets Geometry And Biology
November 9
Professor Paul Zimmerman
University of Michigan
Department of Chemistry
Digging Deep Into Reactions With New First Principles Techniques
November 16
Professor Jeff Neaton
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Physics
Excited States And Energy Conversion In Organic Crystals And At Interfaces Via First-Principles Methods
November 30
Professor Michael Feig
Michigan State University
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Insights Into The Structure And Dynamics Of Biomolecules In Cellular Environments From Computer Simulations
December 7
Maxim Olchanyi
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Department of Physics
TBA
December 14
Xin Zhao
Boston University
Department of Chemistry
TBA