Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series - Parrinello
Prof. Dr. Michele Parrinello - Atomistic Computer Simulations: Past, Present and Future
Computational Science, ETH, Zürich
The rapid development of computer technology and namely algorithms have had deep impact on science. Of particular significance has been the emergence of realistic atomistic simulation. These calculations provide precious insight, replace difficult experiments and predict new phenomenon. Yet in spite of remarkable progress much remain to be done to widen the scope of atomistic simulation, especially in the fields of nanotechnology and biosciences. This require extending the time and length scale of the system studied. Even more challenging is the need to find appropriate tools to describe and tame the complexity of the systems of current interest.