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Thomas Young Centre Highlight Seminar, Professor Gustavo E. Scuseria, at University College London

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Professor Gustavo E. Scuseria

Date: 27 April 2018   Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Professor Gustavo E. Scuseria, Winner of the 2017 Royal Society Chemistry S F Boys -A Rahman Award, will present his Highlight Seminar entitled ‘Symmetry, degeneracy, and strong correlation’

Gustavo E. Scuseria is the Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, USA. Professor Scuseria was born in Argentina and received his Ph.D. from the University of Buenos Aires in 1983. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Georgia before joining the faculty at Rice in 1989.

His main research field is computational quantum chemistry. He has made numerous contributions to the Gaussian program, a software package for quantum calculations used in academia, government, and industry worldwide. He is the author of more than 480 publications and has presented more than 360 invited lectures. He is currently Vice-President of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, and Fellow of the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Guggenheim Foundation, and Royal Society of Chemistry.

He has received numerous awards including Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, NSF Creativity Extension, IBM Partnership, Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology Theory, Humboldt Research Award, Lisa Meitner Minerva Lectureship from Israel, and Distinguished Israel Pollak Lecturer from the Technion.

Location:  The Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, UCL - followed by a reception in the Nyholm Room, Christopher Ingold Building from 5pm