Professor James Skinner is delighted to report that Michele Parrinello, from ETH-Zurich, is the winner of the 2012-13 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry. Professor Parrinello invented the field of “ab initio molecular dynamics”, and is a world leader in the development and application of simulation techniques. He will be visiting Madison and delivering three lectures during October 1-3, 2012. Please mark those dates on your calendars! Congratulation Professor Parrinello!