Exploiting New Advances in Mathematics to Improve Calculations in Quantum Molecular Dynamics (16w5006)


(Queen's University)

(Virginia Tech)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Exploiting New Advances in Mathematics to Improve Calculations in Quantum Molecular Dynamics" workshop from January 24th to January 29th, 2016.

The motion of atoms in molecules and during reactions is governed by quantum mechanical equations that are easy to write down but extremely difficult to solve. The fundamental mathematical problems that prevent their solution are hampering progress in the field of molecular quantum dynamics. The workshop on exploiting new advances in mathematics to improve calculations in quantum molecular dynamics will provide an opportunity for chemists, physicists, and mathematicians who are working in this field to interact and learn from one another. Although they work on similar problems they approach the problems differently and use different language. New interaction will lead to new progress. Understanding the motion of atoms has repercussions in numerous areas, including atmospheric chemistry, drug design, and combustion chemistry.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides
an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disc
iplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineeri
ng Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional
de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).