The Simons Foundation has established The Simons Center for Computational Physical Chemistry at New York University. The foundation will support the new center with $2 million per year for five years with the possibility of renewal for an additional five years. The new center will bring physics-based approaches to chemistry problems. Scientists at the center will develop and refine computational and mathematical tools such as machine learning to spur further advancements.
Zlatko Bačić will serve as the first director of the center, whose core NYU Chemistry
faculty members include department chair Mark Tuckerman, professors Glen Hocky, Stefano Martiniani, Tamar Schlick and Yingkai Zhang, as well as affiliates from other science departments and the university’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
Read more about the center's research and activities in the NYU press release.
Read the Simons Foundation announcement.