Join Yale Chemistry for a Silliman Theoretical Chemistry Seminar with Sandeep Sharma, associate professor of chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, and a student coffee talk at 3:00 p.m. in SCL 111.
Obtaining a solution to the many-electron Schrödinger equation stands as one of the grand challenges in chemistry and physics. Highly accurate solutions are achievable for materials containing elements from the first two rows of the periodic table, enabling us to predict the energies and properties, sometimes even achieving accuracy on par with experimental results. However, the predictive power diminishes significantly when attempting to study the properties of transition metal-containing clusters or transition states. This difficulty makes it difficult to understand and predict a wide array of fascinating phenomena, including magnetism, catalysis, and spin-forbidden reactions, among others.
Faculty Host: Tianyu Zhu
This seminar is generously sponsored by the Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Fund.