Materials Design from First-Principles

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL20C (San Jose Convention Center)
Nicola Marzari, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Quantum-mechanical simulations are heralding a revolution in our capabilities to understand, predict, and design novel materials for optimal properties and performance. Opportunities and challenges abound, and I'll offer my perspective on the paradigm shifts that we should employ in research and education to benefit in full from this.