Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


April 9 Showcase Lecture features computational chemistry

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 6, 1998 — The ability to conduct chemical experiments through a computer is the topic of the April Showcase Lecture at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Donald Noid and Bobby Sumpter of ORNL's Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division will discuss "Theoretical Chemistry Today: Computational Chemistry Tomorrow" during the lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at ORNL's Wigner Auditorium.

Computational chemistry has grown significantly during recent years due to the development of powerful inexpensive computers, general purpose chemistry software and more convenient use of such equipment. Limitations on some computational chemistry and providing a new avenue for solving practical chemistry problems will be discussed.

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 p.m.

To make arrangements to attend, call 1-865-574-4165.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.