Volume 94 Issue 1 | p. 33 | Awards
Issue Date: January 4, 2016

ACS Award In Theoretical Chemistry: Roberto Car

Department: ACS News
Keywords: awards, 2016 ACS National Awards, people

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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