(R)evolution? The Future of Computer Simulation of Matter

Alan Aspuru-Guzik
Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science
University of Toronto
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program

Wednesday, October 3
4:00 p.m.
Science Education and Research Center, Room 116
Reception immediately following

To date, the program for the development of methods and models for atomistic and continuum simulation directed toward chemicals and materials has reached an incredible degree of sophistication and maturity. Currently, one can witness an increasingly rapid emergence of advances in computing, artificial intelligence and robotics. This drives us to consider the future of computer simulation of matter from the molecular to the human length and time scales in a radical way that deliberately dares to go beyond the foreseeable next steps in any given discipline.

This talk presents a view on this future development that we believe is likely to become a reality during our lifetime.