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Prof. Robert Topper Presents Lecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology

POSTED ON: December 12, 2019

Left: Free energy surface for alanine dipeptide predicted using machine learning methods. Center and Right: Ammonium fluoride clusters predicted using quantum mechanics calculations.

Left: Free energy surface for alanine dipeptide predicted using machine learning methods. Center and Right: Ammonium fluoride clusters predicted using quantum mechanics calculations.

Professor of Chemistry Robert Topper presented his work on “Stochastic Simulation, Quantum Mechanics, and Machine Learning Approaches to Intra-Cluster Proton Transfer and Conformational Diversity” at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science seminar series. He presented the lecture on December 11, 2019 at the Tiernan Hall in Newark, NJ.

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