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Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker: Tess Smidt, Computational Research Division, Berkeley Lab
Talk Title: Toward the Systematic Generation of Hypothetical Atomic Structures: Neural Networks and Geometric Motifs
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)


Biography:

Dr. Tess Smidt completed her PhD in computational materials physics at UC Berkeley, where she designed quantum materials and nano systems at the atomic scale. She is a 2018 Luis W. Alvarez Fellow in Computing Sciences at Berkeley Lab. Her current work focuses on the design of a neural network that can automatically generate novel atomic crystal structures, which could then be characterized with existing computational physics and chemistry tools.