Professor Garnet Chan

Professor Garnet Chan
Bren Professor in Chemistry
California Institute of Technology

Simulating the quantum world on a classical computer

Dirac wrote that the laws that govern ordinary matter were known, but that the resulting equations of quantum many-particle systems were too complicated to be soluble. I will describe how, a century later, the situation has very much changed in the classical simulation of molecules and materials.

I will use examples from recent work in our group in simulations of small molecule spectroscopy as well as of the ground-states of high-temperature superconductors.

Garnet Chan

Garnet Chan is the Bren Professor of Chemistry at Caltech. A native of HK and the UK, he held positions at Cornell University and Princeton University before assuming his position at Caltech.

Hosted by Professor Don Truhlar

Start date
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, 9:45 a.m.
End date
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, 11:15 a.m.

331 Smith Hall
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