Physical Chemistry Seminars – 2010

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 24, Room 121 and start at 4:00 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.

Spring
Jaegil_imageJanuary 20
Dr. Jaegil Kim
Straub Group
Department of Chemistry
Boston University
Hybrid sampling: optimal combinations of generalized ensemble methods and replica exchanges
franzosa-imageJanuary 27
Eric Franzosa
Xia Group
Department of Chemistry
Boston University
Tolerable Mutations and mutational tolerance in proteins: a physical perspective
Buchete imageFebruary 10
Professor Vio Buchete
University College Dublin
School of Physics
Coarse master equations for protein folding
cerrina_francesco imageFebruary 17
Franco Cerrina
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
DNA Origami and Silicon — Where two worlds intersect
Han imageMarch 3
Sungho Han
Stanley group
Boston University
Department of Chemistry
Water Confined in Hydrophobic Environments
SCorcelli iamgeMarch 10*
Professor Steve Corcelli *
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
Computational Spectroscopy of Biomolecular Hydration, Structure, and Dynamics
Voorhis imageMarch 24
Professor Troy van Hoorhis
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Exploring Electron Transfer: From Photochemistry to Energy Conversion
batista imageMarch 31*
Professor Victor Batista *
Yale University
Department of Chemistry
Studies of Oxomanganese Complexes for Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
chen imageApril 7*
Professor Bin Chen *
Department of Chemistry
Louisiana State University
Towards Understanding the Nucleation Mechanism for Multi-Component Systems: An Atomistic Approach
Makri imageApril 14*
Professor Nancy Makri *
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Chemistry
RKammApril 21
Professor Roger Kamm
Germeshausen Professor of Mechanical and Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Models for Cytoskeletal Rheology
schulten imageApril 28
Professor Klaus Schulten
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
New synthesis of experiment, theory, and simulation in the crystallographic and electron microscopy analysis of ribosome function
DThirumalaiMay 5
Professor Devarajan Thirumalai
College of Chemical and Life Sciences
University of Maryland
Folding landscapes of proteins and RNA: Lessons from single molecule studies
Pchem Seminar speaker image Edina RostaMay 7
Dr. Edina Rosta
NIH, NIDDK
Error and Inefficiency of Replica Exchange and Simulated Tempering Simulations
Meuwly imageMay 12
Professor Markus Meuwly
University of Basel
Department of Chemistry
Computational Vibrational Spectroscopy and Reaction Dynamics of Small Molecular Probes in Heterogeneous Environments
Fall
September 15
Professor Tim Dransfield
UMASS Boston
Department of Chemistry
The Chemistry of Air Pollution: The Fate of Volatile Organic Compounds
September 22
Dr. Dongshan Wei
Boston University
Department of Chemistry, Wang Group
Achieving Enhanced Sampling with the Damped Short-Range Interaction Method
September 29*
Prof. Dmitrii E. Makarov
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
TBA
October 7 (Thursday)
Prof. Anna Swan
Boston University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carbon nanotubes and graphene
October 13
Dr. Edyta Malolepsza
Boston University
Department of Chemistry, Straub Group
Adenylate kinase as a case study of the energy landscape of proteins
October 20 (POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 15)
Prof. Yayoi Terada
Tohuku University
Institute of Fluid Science
Diffusion Process of Dilute Magnetic Colloidal Chains and Monolayers Confined in Thin Films
October 27
Prof. Kibum Lee
Rutgers University
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Nanotechnology approaches for identifying microenvironmental cues regulating cancer/stem cell fate
November 3
Prof. Wei Yang
Florida State University
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Generalized ensemble methods for free energy simulations
November 17
Frank Huo
Boston University
Department of Chemistry, Coker Group
Coherent Exciton Transfer in Light Harvesting Systems
December 1
Prof. Lillian Chong
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Chemistry
TBA
December 15
Prof. Yayoi Terada
Tohoku University
Institute of Fluid Science
Diffusion Process of Dilute Magnetic Colloidal Chains and Monolayers Confined in Thin Films