Michele Parrinello, Ph.D., recipient of the 2012-13 Hirschfelder Prize, will give three Hirschfelder Lectures in Theoretical Chemistry this week. The Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize was established in 1991 to honor excellence in theoretical chemistry. Dr. Parrinello is a professor of computational science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences. His research focuses on molecular dynamics and computer-aided simulations. Dr. Parrinello's three Hirschfelder Lectures will include:
- "Atomistic Computer Simulations: Past, Present, and Future," Monday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry
- "Molecular Dynamics of Nucleation and Growth of Crystals
from Solution," Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry
- "Proteins in Motion," Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry
Learn more about the Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry.