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Research Project

Molecular Dynamics

2019 – 2021

Project Summary

Computing power has quietly revolutionized the study of molecular science. This project was among the first efforts to document the historical development of molecular simulation, in part by interviewing and gathering data from the field's pioneers.

Research Team

Giovanni Ciccotti

Giovanni Ciccotti

Professor of Structure of Matter, Department of Physics

University of Roma 'La Sapienza'

Giovanni Ciccotti is Professor of the Structure of Matter at the University of Rome La Sapienza. He is the author of more than a hundred articles on molecular dynamics and statistical mechanics.

Daniele Macuglia

Daniele Macuglia

Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Peking University

Daniele Macuglia is a physicist and historian of science interested in scientific modeling, computation, and simulations. In his work, he envisions and communicates how these categories have interacted with each other from the early modern period to contemporary physical science.

Benoît Roux

Benoît Roux

Amgen Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Chicago

He uses theoretical and computational methods to advance our understanding of the structure, dynamics and function of biological macromolecular systems at the atomic level.

For more information, please visit his faculty profile.

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