Royal Society of Chemistry Seminar Series RSC Presidential Lecture 4 pm Thursday 8

4 pm
Thursday 8th October 2015
Physics Lecture Theatre (PLT)
Royal Society of Chemistry Seminar Series
RSC Presidential Lecture
Tweets, likes and unfriending: What can social networks teach us about catalysis and photosynthesis?
Dr Scott Habershon
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
In this talk, I will describe recent research which employs ideas traditionally used to study social
networks to help understand the emergent efficiency and robustness of biological photosynthetic
centres. Furthermore, building on our research aimed at understanding dynamics in liquid water, I
will show how similar network‐based ideas can help predict reaction mechanisms, paving the way
towards computer‐aided design of tailored molecular catalysts.