Physical Chemistry Seminars – 2012

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 231 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 2012 Speakers

February 15
Professor Flavio Maran
University of Padova
Department of Chemistry
Superefficient Electron Transfer through 310-Helical Peptides
February 22
Professor Judith Herzfeld
Brandeis University
Department of Chemistry
Cheap Electrons for Reactive Molecular Dynamics
February 29
Professor Hans Wyss
Einhoven University of Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Microfluidics as a tool to study soft and biological materials
March 28
Professor Udayan Mohanty
Boston College
Department of Chemistry
Ion Atmosphere Around Nucleic Acid
April 11
Jaeyoung Sung
Chung-Ang University (visiting MIT)
Department of Chemistry
Novel Chemical Kinetics for Description of Chemical Noise in Dynamically Heterogeneous Biological Reaction Systems
Fri April 27
Alan van Giessen
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Department of Chemistry
Thermodynamics of small peptide oligomer formation
May 2
Professor Radha Narayanan
University of Rhode Island
Department of Chemistry, Wang Group
Designer Metal Nanoparticles for Sensing and Catalysis Applications
June 27
Phil (Yang) Song
Boston University
Department of Chemistry, Wang Group
Correcting for dispersion and beyond for Density Functional Theory through Force Matching