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Title: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013: Computer Modeling for Complex Chemical Systems
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Huang, Xuhui
Issue Date: 22-Nov-2013
Event Date: 22-Nov-2013
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: School of Science and IAS Nobel Prize Popular Science Lecture.
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Abstract: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 recognized the computer calculations on the large complex molecules such as proteins that make life possible. In the 1970s, this year's Nobel Laureates: Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel laid the foundation for the powerful computer programs based on multi-scale modeling that can understand and predict many chemical and biological processes. For example, to model how a drug couples to its target protein, the computer performs quantum mechanics calculations on atoms of the protein that in direct contact with the drug, while the rest of the protein is modeled using less demanding classical Newtonian physics. With more and more powerful computers, simulations are able to make more realistic predictions for many important processes in Chemistry and Biology. In this talk, the speaker will share with the audience how computers make impact in our understanding of complex systems.
Duration: 53 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
6.2.1:3 - Audio-visual Materials
Videos for Public -- Distinguished Lectures