Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, March 21st, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316

“Overcoming the Multiscale Challenge for Biomolecular Systems”

Gregory Voth

The University of Chicago
A multiscale theoretical and computational methodology will be discussed that can successfully describe biomolecular systems across multiple length and time scales. The overall approach provides a systematic connection between all-atom molecular dynamics, coarse-grained modeling, and mesoscopic phenomena. At the heart of the approach is a method for deriving coarse-grained models from protein structures and their underlying molecular-scale interactions. This particular aspect of the work has strong connections to the theory of renormalization, but it is more broadly developed and implemented for heterogeneous biomolecular systems. A critical component of the methodology is also its connection to experimental structural data such as cryo-EM or x-ray, thus making it “hybrid” in its character. Important applications of the multiscale approach to study key features of large multi-protein complexes such as the HIV-1 virus capsid, the actin-based cytoskeleton, and protein-mediated membrane remodeling will be presented as time allows. 

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.


Physics Colloquium Schedule for SPRING 2019

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January 24Bartek CzechTsinghua Univ.Distance is Information
January 31Ronald BelmontU. North CarolinaHeavy Ion Physics with Small Systems—Creating Droplets of the Early Universe?
February 5Vladimir RosenhausInstitute for Advanced Study  Quantum Field Theory, Black Holes, and Chaos
February 7Soumya MohapatraColumbiaDynamics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma Produced in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions
February 12Anders KnospeU. of HoustonAn Introduction to QCD at High Temperatures
February 14Deepa ThomasU. of TexasHeavy Flavour in Heavy Ion Collisions
February 21Timm WraseVienna Univ. of TechnologyDark Energy and String Theory
February 26Ioannis PapadimitriouKorean Inst. of Adv. StudyFrom Quantum Black Holes to Exotic Materials
February 28---
March 21Gregory VothUniv. of ChicagoOvercoming the Multiscale Challenge for Biomolecular Systems
March 28Lee KnaussBooz Allen HamiltonEvolution of a Career in Physics and Lessons Learned Along the Way
April 4Paul ChaikinNYUQuantifying Hidden Order out of Equilibrium
April 11David TrillingNorthern Arizona U.Small Solar System Bodies Tell Rich Stories
April 18Subir SachdevHarvard Univ.Strange Metals and Black Holes
April 25David HusePrincetonQuantum Thermalization and Many-body Localization
May 2Chinedu EkumaLehighBeyond the Standard Models of Condensed Matter Systems