Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:30pm

The potential energy landscape provides a conceptual and computational framework for 

investigating structure, dynamics and thermodynamics in atomic and molecular science.

This talk will summarise new approaches for global optimisation, quantum dynamics,

the thermodynamic properties of systems exhibiting broken ergodicity, and rare

event dynamics. Applications will be presented that range from prediction and

analysis of high-resolution spectra, to coarse-grained models and design principles 

for self-assembly of mesoscopic structures, with recent results for machine learning landscapes.

Speaker: 

Prof. David Wales

Institution: 

University of Cambridge

Location: 

NS2 2201