- Thursday, October 10, 2019
- 3:40 PM–4:30 PM
- North Hall 276
Computational quantum chemistry is a powerful and growing field in the physical sciences. Surprisingly, group theory, often reserved for abstract algebra courses, is a powerful tool employed by physical chemists to study and identify molecules. The purpose of this talk is to introduce group theory at a level accessible to any undergraduate mathematics student. Examples of physical applications will be presented that will motivate further study of abstract algebra. Additionally, the field of computational quantum chemistry will be discussed as a unique career pathway that sits at the intersection of chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and physics.
Refreshments precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. in NH 282.