The Chemistry of Space
Thursday, 4th October 2018 (19:45 - 22:00)
Chemistry of space: comets, water and life precursors
In this talk I will discuss how our understanding of meteorites and their chemical composition allows us to know more about the nature of our Universe. I will also show how water is really much more common in space than first thought and how life precursors can be found in the most remote places in space.
Speaker: Dr. David Benoit
David Benoit is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Physics and Astrochemistry at the University of Hull. He studied biochemistry at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, before moving to University College London to obtain a PhD in theoretical chemistry. He has authored over 55 peer-reviewed publications and has used some of the world’s larges supercomputers to solve problems in computational chemistry. His research focusses on the study of quantum phenomena in large molecular systems, high-performance computing, vibrational theory, astrochemistry, biological signalling and molecule–surface interactions.
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