Past event

School of Chemistry Colloquia: Professor Alàn Aspuru-Guzik 'We have no time for science as usual'

Professor Alàn Aspuru-Guzik from the University of Toronto presents: ‘We have no time for science as usual'.

In this talk, Professor Aspuru-Guzik will argue that for materials discovery, one needs to go beyond simple computational screening approaches followed by traditional experimentation.

He has been working on the design and implementation of what he calls “materials acceleration platforms” (MAPs), which are enabled by the confluence of three disparate fields, namely artificial intelligence (AI), high-throughput quantum chemistry (HTQC), and robotics.

The integration of prediction, synthesis and characterisation in an AI-driven closed-loop approach promises the acceleration of materials discovery by a factor of 10, or even a 100.

Professor Aspuru-Guzik will describe the efforts of the Mission Innovation umbrella platform around this topic.