Professor Piotr Piecuch named the Xingda Lecturer by Peking University

  • Dec 16, 2019
  • Piotr Piecuch
Professor Yiqin Gao is handing the Xingda Lectureship plaque to Professor Piecuch.
Professor Yiqin Gao is handing the Xingda Lectureship plaque to Professor Piecuch.

Professor Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was named the Xingda Lecturer by Peking University, China. His Xingda Lecture, which he presented at the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of the Peking University on November 15, 2019, was titled “Approaching Exact Quantum Chemistry by Stochastic Wave Function Sampling and Deterministic Coupled-Cluster Computations”.

Professor Piecuch’s research focuses on electronic and nuclear structure theories, theory of intermolecular forces, and applications of computational approaches to chemical reactivity, catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, and photochemistry. Among other theoretical chemists who have talked in the Xingda Lecture Series, were Professors Jiali Gao (University of Minnesota), David Manolopoulos (University of Oxford), Todd Martinez (Stanford University), William Miller (University of California, Berkeley), Abraham Nitzan (University of Pennsylvania), George Schatz (Northwestern University), Gregory Voth (University of Chicago), and the 2013 Nobel Laureate Arieh Warshel (University of Southern California).