MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Mar 21, 2022, from 15:00 until 16:15, Zoom

The 30th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik, professor of chemistry and computer science at the University of Toronto, and entitled: "There is no time for science as usual: Materials Acceleration Platforms".

It will take place on Monday, March 21, 2022, 3 pm (CET) on Zoom:

https://epfl.zoom.us/j/63176636071
Passcode: 2135

Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik

There is no time for science as usual: Materials Acceleration Platforms

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About the speaker

Alán Aspuru-Guzik is a professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is also the Canada 150 Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry and a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. He is a CIFAR Lebovic Fellow in the Biologically Inspired Solar Energy program. Alán also holds a Google Industrial Research Chair in Quantum Computing. Alán is the director of the Acceleration Consortium, a University of Toronto-based strategic initiative that aims to gather researchers from industry, government and academia around pre-competitive research topics related to the lab of the future.

Alán began his independent career at Harvard University in 2006 where he was a Full Professor from 2013-2018. He received his B.Sc. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1999 and obtained a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004, where he was also a postdoctoral fellow from 2005-2006.

Alán conducts research in the interfaces of quantum information, chemistry, machine learning and chemistry. He was a pioneer in the development of algorithms and experimental implementations of quantum computers and quantum simulators dedicated to chemical systems. He has studied the role of quantum coherence in the transfer of excitonic energy in photosynthetic complexes and has accelerated the discovery by calculating organic semiconductors, organic photovoltaic energy, organic batteries and organic light-emitting diodes. Currently, Alán is interested in automation and "autonomous" chemical laboratories for accelerating scientific discovery.

Alán is editor-in-chief of the journal Digital Discovery as well as co-founder of Zapata Computing and Kebotix.


Did you miss previous MARVEL Distinguished Lectures? You can watch them on the Materials Cloud dedicated page.


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