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Chemistry in the News

Nobel Prize 2013

Quantum Heuristics in Chemistry
-Michael Fine
Quantum Mechanics is

HARD
An Overview

Quantum Mechanics

Modeling

Lab!
Quantum Mechanics is

BIG

But we’ll focus
on a small piece
Let’s Start With Something simple

Where is Mr. Hall?
Sum	
  over	
  Histories	
  
Again,
Quantum Mechanics is

Weird

But,

It makes useful
predictions about
our world
Protein	
  Folding	
  
By combining quantum and classical physics,Levitt’s
and Warshel’s Model dramatically sped up the
calculations, while still...
LAB!!!	
  
But first, just a little more background
Procedure	
  
1.  Shine	
  laser	
  at	
  blank	
  surface,	
  postulate	
  what	
  
spliBng	
  the	
  beam	
  will	
  do	...
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  1. 1. Chemistry in the News Nobel Prize 2013 Quantum Heuristics in Chemistry -Michael Fine
  2. 2. Quantum Mechanics is HARD
  3. 3. An Overview Quantum Mechanics Modeling Lab!
  4. 4. Quantum Mechanics is BIG But we’ll focus on a small piece
  5. 5. Let’s Start With Something simple Where is Mr. Hall?
  6. 6. Sum  over  Histories  
  7. 7. Again, Quantum Mechanics is Weird But, It makes useful predictions about our world
  8. 8. Protein  Folding  
  9. 9. By combining quantum and classical physics,Levitt’s and Warshel’s Model dramatically sped up the calculations, while still remaining accurate Lysozomine: O(N3) 12214672127 VS O(N2) 5303809
  10. 10. LAB!!!   But first, just a little more background
  11. 11. Procedure   1.  Shine  laser  at  blank  surface,  postulate  what   spliBng  the  beam  will  do   2.  Glue  a  wire  to  the  laser,  bisecEng  it  in  half   3.  Measure  spacing  of  bands   4.  Determine  the  wavelength  of  the  laser,  using   the  formula  w=z*lambda/d  
  12. 12. How this ties in

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