Oct. 21st 15:10-15:45

Talk title:

Entropy and Conformational Heterogeneity in Molecular Solids

Michael Shirts is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.  His research group studies the statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of molecular systems with complex phase behavior and under noncovalent control, including molecular crystals, self-assembled nanomaterials, and biomolecules. The group also develops new computational methods and improved open source software to better investigate these systems.