Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series with Professor Michele Parrinello

Twice a year, the AICES fellows are in charge of the organization of the prestigious Charlemagne Lecture, whose objective is to invite persons, who have achieved impressive accomplishments throughout their career and, in this sense, to get inspired by their scientific achievements as well as experience.

As the 7th speaker of the Charlemagne Distinguished Lecture Series, the AICES fellows invited Prof. Michele Parrinello, who implemented a technique known as Car-Parrinello Molecular Dynamics. As a result, he is one of the most cited physicists and chemists of our times.

In the course of his career, he has been manager at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zürich, and Director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. He is now Professor of Computational Science at the ETH Zürich and the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.

Professor Parinello´s talk drew a considerable audience and gave scientists the opportunity to get a vision of the past, present and future of atomistic computer simulations.

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RWTH Aachen University, Germany
October 29, 2013