Issue Date: January 4, 2016
ACS Award In Theoretical Chemistry: Roberto Car
Sponsor: American Chemical Society
Citation: For cofounding the field of ab initio molecular dynamics, and for numerous contributions to first-principles simulations of disordered materials and liquids.
Current position: Ralph W. ’31 Dornte Professor in Chemistry, Princeton University
Education: B.Sc., Ph.D., physics, Technical University of Milan
Car on his biggest research challenges: “Modeling water from quantum mechanics has been very challenging. It has been so because quantum fluctuations affect electronic and nuclear motions defying simple mean . . .
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