After his go to to UCLA (hyperlink right here), Paul Bergold headed east and visited the Wisconsin Quantum Institute on the College of Wisconsin in Madison. His host there was Prof Micheline Soley. Paul gave a chat on Monday 16 October on his new Koopman methodology for simulating blended quantum-classical dynamics that he has been engaged on with Cesare Tronci. The title of his speak was “Bridging the Quantum-Classical Divide in Molecular Dynamics: The Koopman Technique” (occasion web page right here). After that Paul travelled to New Haven Connecticut, the place he spent three days in Prof Batista’s group at Yale. On Friday, 20 October, he gave one other presentation on his Koopman methodology. Victor invited John Tully, Sterling Professor emeritus of Chemistry (wiki web page right here) to the speak. Prof Tully developed the well-known floor hopping algorithm (a blended quantum-classical methodology that includes quantum mechanical results into molecular dynamics) and proposed the so-called Tully fashions, which are actually well-known benchmark fashions and are used to check simulations for various situations of non-adiabatic processes in quantum chemistry. Cesare and Paul use the Tully fashions to probe their new hybrid methodology, and Paul mentioned it was a terrific honour for him to current his outcomes on to Prof. Tully. The primary photograph under exhibits Paul with Prof Soley, and the second photograph exhibits Paul with Prof Batista’s group, with Prof Tully on the far left.