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Physics professor gives invited talk in Germany

Michael Bachmann

Michael Bachmann, an associate professor in Franklin College of Arts and Sciences physics and astronomy department and the Center for Simulational Physics, presented an invited talk at the 15th joint NTZ Workshop on Computational Physics/Special Physics Colloquium at the University of Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany.

The title of his presentation was “A 20th-Century Physics No-No Problem: The Reasons of Us Being.”

In his talk, Bachmann introduced concepts of statistical mechanics for finite systems and presented computer simulation methodologies and results for generic molecular formation process including protein folding, polymer aggregation and macromolecular adsorption at solid surfaces.

The meeting, which brought together experts from throughout Europe, was supported by the Research Academy Leipzig and the German Research Foundation.