Russ Pitzer Lecture

May 26, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 4:10pm
130 CBEC
Gustavo Scuseria

Gustavo Scuseria - Rice University

Schedule:

Monday, September 22 at 4:10pm in CBEC 130

Title: TBA

 

 

 

 

 

The Russ Pitzer Lectures

Russ Pitzer HeadshotRuss Pitzer received his B.S. degree in chemistry with honor in 1959 from the California Institute of Technology where he also played football. In 1963 he received his Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at MIT in the same year.

From 1963 to 1968 - Dr. Pitzer was a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology until he moved to the Ohio State University. He was promoted to professor in 1979. In 1986 Dr. Pitzer co-founded and served as Acting Associate Director of the Ohio Supercomputer Center. In 1988 he became a trustee of Pitzer College in Claremont, California, an institution which was founded by his father, Kenneth Pitzer, who was also a highly regarded chemist.

Dr. Pitzer served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at The Ohio State University from 1989 to 1994. He was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at Pitzer College in 2003.

He has held visiting faculty positions at Berkeley, Bielefeld (Germany), Cambridge (England) and the University of Georgia.

His doctoral thesis is considered one of the very few genuine landmarks in the history of theoretical chemistry.

The pioneering research Dr. Pitzer presented in his 1973 paper "Electron Repulsion Integrals and Symmetry Adapted Charge Distributions" enabled ab initio computations on larger molecular systems than previously possible.

Previous Lecturers:

2017 - J. Andrew McCammon

2016 - Emily Carter

2015 - William Goddard

2014 - Klaus Schulten

2013 - Michele Parrinello

2012 - Martin Head-Gordon

2011 - William H. Miller

2010 - Rodney Bartlett

2009 - Fritz Schaefer

2008 - Thom Dunning

 

 

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