Grad Student Ranasinghe Speaks on Computational Chemistry
Duminda Ranasinghe, a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry, spoke April 16 in Exley in the fourth event of the Graduate Student Speaker Series. (Photos by Hannah Norman ’16.)
Ranasinghe gave a talk titled “Computational Chemistry: Chemistry Without Chemical.”
Computational chemistry uses quantum mechanics to predict reactions and molecular properties.
Over the past decade, computational chemistry has become popular with chemists as a tool to explore reactions and molecules. At Wesleyan, researchers are making reliable computational methods, which are accurate and faster than what is currently available.