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Nobel Prize winner to give lecture on research


Professor Michael Levitt will be giving a public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton, discussing the research that led to his 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The talk, titled ‘The development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems’ will take place on Tuesday 5 April, 2pm until 3pm at the University’s City Centre MX building – Room 004.

As well as his prize winning chemistry research, Michael will also be discussing a new study, which focusses on research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA.

‌‌Michael, who is a Professor of Structural Biology at Stanford University in America, has connections with the University of Wolverhampton through his brother, Jonathan Levitt, who is a researcher in the Cybermetrics group.

Professor Michael Levitt

Throughout the talk Michael will discuss why when he started, it was a good time to harness computers to help with chemistry research, and how he aided in creating a completely new type of chemistry that was based upon technology rather than test tubes.

Mike Thelwall, Professor of Information Science at the University of Wolverhampton said: “We are very honoured to have a Nobel Prize winner visiting the University to give a talk.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for our students from all disciplines to engage with someone that has made a truly outstanding contribution to the world’s knowledge.”

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Date Issued: 22.03.2016


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