Henry Rzepa's Blog Chemistry with a twist

October 9, 2014

WATOC2014 Conference report. Emergent themes.

This second report highlights two “themes”, or common ideas that seem to emerge spontaneously from diversely different talks. Most conferences do have them.

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October 28, 2011

Computers 1967-2011: a personal perspective. Part 4. Moore’s Law and Molecules.

Moore’s law¬†describes a long-term trend in the evolution of computing hardware, and it is often interpreted in terms of processing speed. Here I chart this rise in terms of the size of computable molecules. By computable I mean specifically how long it takes to predict the geometry of a given molecule using a quantum mechanical procedure.

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