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Lecture: From materials of knowledge to knowledge of materials

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19:30 16 Oct 2018
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University of Birmingham, Poynting Physics Building, Second floor, Large Lecture Theatre, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 2TT

From materials of knowledge to knowledge of materials

Dr Jacob Gavartin, Schrödinger Inc Cambridge

 

It is not an exaggeration to say that we live in times of unprecedented revolution in materials development. Novel materials with extraordinary properties offering new and improved products appear almost daily. They also change the very fabric of research and development everywhere from food, pharmacy and textiles to energy generation, spaceships, planes and automobiles. In large part this change is brought about by tremendous achievements in theoretical materials science which became possible with rapid advancements in quantum theory, computer science and computational power. In this lecture I shall discuss the following questions: · What key discoveries drive the computational materials science? · What stimulates rapid expansion of this seemingly very academic discipline to industrial labs? · What are the challenges in science, education and environment that would drive the materials innovation of tomorrow?

Organised by: IoP West Midlands Branch

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University of Birmingham, Poynting Physics Building, Second floor, Large Lecture Theatre, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B15 2TT
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