Oxford Science Cafe': Quantum Chemistry!
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (CST)
Location: (Lusa Pastry Cafe', 1120 North Lamar Ave, Oxford, MS 38655)
|Invitation: Science is fun at the Oxford Science Cafe'! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Greg Tschumper (UM Chemistry Department).|
Open to the Public
Join science enthusiasts at Lusa Pastry Café for our next Oxford Science Café. Dr. Greg Tschumper, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, will present "Chemistry without Chemicals: An Introduction to Computational Quantum Chemistry"
Computational quantum chemistry utilizes physics, mathematics, and high performance computing rather than laboratory experiments to study the chemistry of molecules. Quantum mechanics, rather than classical mechanics, is required to correctly describe the behavior of electrons. As such, Newton's equations of motion are effectively replaced with the electronic Schrödinger equation for atoms and molecules. Solutions to the Schrödinger equation tell us about the electrons in an atom or molecule and, thereby, provide insight into the chemistry, in much the same way that computers can provide solutions to Newton's equations of motion in order to predict the trajectory of a projectile..
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 6pm - 7pm.
Where: Lusa Pastry Cafe', 1120 North Lamar Ave, Oxford, MS 38655
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