Town Hall: Report on NSF Workshop
"Opportunities in Theoretical and Computational Polymeric Materials and Soft Matter"
Wednesday, March 5
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Who Should Attend?
All meeting attendees welcome.
Organizers (Gary Grest, Andrea Liu, Monica Olvera de la Cruz, and Michael Rubinstein) will present a report on the October 2013 workshop "Opportunities in Theoretical and Computational Polymeric Materials and Soft Matter" that was held at the University of California, Santa Barbara in October 2013. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
The workshop (i) identified the major theoretical and computational challenges and opportunities relating to the first-principles design of broad classes of soft materials and polymers; (ii) identified the missing tools/methods necessary to address these challenges and the steps required to develop the methods; (iii) constructed a vision for how theory, computation, and experiment can interact synergistically to discover new materials; and (iv) elaborated the theoretical advances and cyber infrastructure needed to enable more effective synergistic interaction.