dept. of chemistry & dept. of applied mathematics, western university, london, ontario, canada
Today is January 23. On this day:
  • 1907: Hideki Yukawa, 1949 Nobel Laureate in Physics, was born in Tokyo (JPN).
  • 1876: Otto Diels, 1950 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and known for the Diels-Alder reaction, was born in Hamburg (GER). Kurt Alder, with whom he shared the Nobel Prize, was his PhD student.
  • 1929: John Polanyi, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was born in Berlin (GER).
  • 1872: Paul Langevin, known for Langevin dynamics and the Langevin equation, was born in Paris (FRA). Two of his students, Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and Louis de Broglie, got Nobel Prizes.
  • 1862: David Hilbert, mathematician known for the Hilbert space, was born in Königsberg (modern day RUS).

Read more: Static charges cannot drive a continuous flow of water molecules through a carbon nanotube, Nature Nanotechnology 5, 555-557 (2010) & Assessment of common simulation protocols for simulations of nanopores, membrane proteins & channels, J. Chem. Theory and Comput. 8, 2905-2911 (2012)

This is the home page of SoftSimu, the Biological and Soft Matter & Nanomaterials Group of Prof. Mikko Karttunen. Our research is geared towards the interface between condensed matter physics, biology and biomedical sciences. Typically, we employ large scale computer simulations combined with analytical studies. Most of our projects are done in collaboration with experimental groups.

We concentrate on problems related to multiscale modeling of biological systems, lipid membranes, pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems, and computational methods. From these pages you'll find more about our research, downloadable software, events, computational facilities and jobs/studentships.

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