Invitation to the ICTP Webinar Colloquium by Prof. Giulia Galli on "Materials and Molecules Through In-silico Lenses" on Wednesday 2 December at 16:00 hrs CET"
director at ictp.it
Fri Nov 27 10:09:57 CET 2020
You are most cordially invited to the ICTP Webinar Colloquium by Prof.
Giulia Galli on "Materials and Molecules Through In-silico Lenses" on
Wednesday 2 December at 16:00 hrs CET"
*Pre-registration* is required at the following url:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.
The talk will be available on livestream via the ICTP website, and also
on ICTP's YouTube channel.
*Biosketch: *Giulia Galli is the Liew Family professor of Electronic
Structure and Simulations in the Pritzker School of Molecular
Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. She
also holds a Senior Scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory,
where she is the director of the Midwest Integrated Center for
Computational Materials. Prior to joining UChicago, she was Professor of
Chemistry and Physics at UC Davis (2005-2013) and the head of the
Quantum Simulations group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(LLNL, 1998-2005). She holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the International
School of Advanced Studies in Italy. She is a Fellow of the American
Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of
Science and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and
Science and the National Academy of Sciences. She is the recipient of
numerous awards, including the LLNL Science and Technology Award, the US
Department of Energy Award of Excellence, the Materials Research Society
Theory Award, the APS David Adler Lectureship in Materials Physics, the
Feynman Nanotechnology Prize in Theory, the medal of the Schola Physica
Romana and the Tomassoni-Chisesi award by the Sapienza University of
Rome. Her research activity is focused on the development and use of
theoretical and computational methods to understand and predict the
properties and behavior of materials (solids, liquids and
nanostructures) from first principles (https://galligroup.uchicago.edu/).
*Abstract: *Materials are enablers of innovation in science and
technology and have brought about revolutionary changes to society:
familiar examples are the materials used in transistors and in batteries
that have become omnipresent in our daily lives. In this talk we will
tell an atomic-level story of how we can predict and design materials
for next generation technologies, by combining theories based on quantum
mechanics, software running on high performance computers and
ever-growing amounts of data. We aim to tackle two outstanding
challenges: designing sustainable materials to efficiently capture solar
energy and enable technologies deployable in both developed and
developing countries, and inventing materials to build radically novel
sensors and computers, to move in earnest into the quantum information age
The talk will be followed by a question/answer session.
For info, please check the following link: http://indico.ictp.it/event/9491/
We look forward to seeing you online!
With best regards,
Office of the Director, ICTP
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