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Keeping it short: a gzip for wave functions Seminar

22 February 2018
Building 27, Room 2003, Chemistry, University of Southampton

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Event details

Seminar with Prof. Peter Taylor. Vice-Dean for Information Technology and Professor of Chemistry, Health Science Platform, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

In this talk I will review our work in lossless compression of molecular electronic wave functions, including some recent calculations.  We know that our calculated wave functions are highly redundant: I will show how we can analyze these redundancies and reduce both storage and computational effort for accurate quantum-chemical calculations.

Prof Peter Taylor
Prof Peter Taylor

Speaker information

Professor Peter R. Taylor, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China. I was born in England and lived there until 1965, when my family emigrated to Australia. I completed high school and university studies in Sydney, and then spent three years in Sweden and Germany before taking up a position in Melbourne, Australia, with CSIRO. In 1985 I accepted a position in California, with ELORET Institute of Palo Alto, which involved working at NASA Ames Research Center. In mid-1992 I moved to San Diego, taking up a position as senior staff scientist at General Atomics, working at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, where I rose to be a deputy director, as well as a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego. I also served as Chief Applications Scientist of the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, a multi-institute collaboration funded from the successor to NSF's national supercomputer centers' program. In 2002 I moved to England, to join the faculty at the University of Warwick, where I was Royal Society Wolfson Professor of Chemistry and Chief Scientist for Warwick's Centre for Scientific Computing. In 2010 I accepted the position of Director of the new Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative and Adjunct Professor in the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, and moved again to Australia. I stepped down as Director in 2015 and spent two years as a visiting professor in the Chemistry Department at Aarhus University in Denmark (retaining honorary professor status in the School of Chemistry at University of Melbourne). I began my current position at Tianjin University in September 2017. I am also the director of alcedoXTS Ltd, a private consultancy incorporated in the UK.

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