Computers in Scientific Discovery 7 (CSD 7)

Seventh in a cross-disciplinary workshop series that brings together researchers in mathematical, physical and life sciences to explore the increasingly diverse ways that computers are used as part of the scientific discovery process.

The theme of CSD7 will be Computational Methods for Carbon Nanostructure Research. The basic scientific objective of the workshop is to combine the expertise of a group of researchers from graph theory, chemistry and computer science to make advances in chemistry, especially in carbon chemistry, the source of two recent Nobel prizes in chemistry, and especially connected to molecule and nano-circuit design.

The workshop will combine formal lectures, short talks, and ample time for informal discussions.

CSD 7 is generously supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.



Keynote Speakers:

Gilles Caporossi, HEC, Montreal, Canada

Remi Chauvin, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France

Michel Deza, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Matthias Ernzerhof, University of Montreal, Canada

Elizabeth Hartung, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA

Puru Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Douglas Klein, Texas A&M University, Galveston, USA

Tomaž Pisanski University of Primorska and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 

Stan Schein, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Nico Van Cleemput, University of Ghent, Belgium


Location & Date:

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

July 19-23, 2015. There will be a reception on Sunday, July 19, and then 4 full days of talks and activities, Monday through Thursday.

Scientific Committee:

Gunnar Brinkmann, University of Ghent, Belgium
Patrick Fowler, FRS, University of Sheffield, England
Klavdija Kutnar, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Wendy Myrvold, University of Victoria, Canada

Local Organizers:

Paul Brooks, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Glenn Hurlbert, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Craig Larson, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Participants:


Ghidewon Abay-Asmerom, VCU, USA
Mikhail M. Bouniaev, The University of Texas at Brownsville
Laimis Bytautas, Galveston College, USA
Paul Brooks, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Gilles Caporossi, HEC, Montreal, Canada
Remi Chauvin, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse, France
Michel Deza, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Ermelinda DeLaVina, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas USA
Matthias Ernzerhof, University of Montreal, Canada

Patrick Fowler, FRS, University of Sheffield, England
Jack Graver, Syracuse University, USA
Scott Gronert, VCU, USA
Guang Hu, Soochow University, China
Richard Hammack, VCU, USA
Elizabeth Hartung, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA
Glenn Hurlbert, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Puru Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Douglas Klein, Texas A&M University, Galveston, USA
Klavdija Kutnar, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Bostjan Kuzman, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Craig Larson, VCU, USA
Alejandro Flores-Mendez, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Me
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Wendy Myrvold, University of Victoria, Canada
Vladimir Rosenfeld, Ariel University, Israel
Andrey Rukhin,
Naval Surface Warfare Center, VA, USA
Stan Schein, UCLA, USA
Nico Van Cleemput, University of Ghent, Belgium
Yujun Yang, Yantai University, China
Dong Ye, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Jian Zhou, VCU, USA

Students:

Alex Bradford, VCU, USA
Ratko Darda, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Zach Gaslowitz, Vanderbilt University, TN, USA
Laura Hutchinson, VCU, USA
Jennifer Jordan, Syracuse University, NY, USA
Bryan Kaperick, Virginia Tech University, USA
Jeremy Myers, VCU
Erik Mills, VCU, USA
Dieter Mourisse, University of Ghent, Belgium
Taylor Short, University of South Carolina, USA
Neha Shrestha, VCU, USA
Leah Soukup, VCU, USA