Predicting New Materials: Alchemy With Computers

Presenter Full Name
Professor Marvin L. Cohen
Award Recipient
National Medal of Science
University of California at Berkeley
Year & Semester
1995 Fall
Presentation Date
October 16, 1995

University Professor Marvin L. Cohen of the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will describe how physical models, quantum mechanics, and modern computers have replaced the alchemists' magic, frogs, and potions and have made it possible to predict such new materials as superhard diamonds and nanometer-size tubes.