Boltzmann Lecture 2012 - Michele Parrinello (Zürich, Lugano): Atomistic computer simulations: past, present and future

Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2012 17:00

Ort: Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1. Stock

The rapid development of computer technology and algorithms has had a deep impact on science. Of particular significance has been the emergence of realistic atomistic simulations. These calculations provide precious insight, replace difficult experiments and predict new phenomena.

Yet, in spite of remarkable progress, much remains to be done to widen the scope of atomistic simulations, especially in nanotechnology and the biosciences. This requires extending the simulation time and length scales as well as appropriate tools to describe and tame the complexity of the systems of interest.


A recording of the lecture is available at


Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1. Stock