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Dr. Robert Kalescky Reflects on His Time Studying Chemistry at SMU

January 16, 2020

Dr. Robert Kalescky, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Ph.D. graduate and Southern Methodist University (SMU) HPC Applications Scientist, is responsible for assisting the research community at SMU with their use ...

6 Major Figures in the History of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

June 1, 2018

Chemistry, the science that studies all matter, has its roots in antiquity. However, rapid advances in technology in the 20th century have created entirely new ways of exploring physical reality. Massive increases in ...

Deciding If You Should Study Chemistry in Grad School? Here's Seth Yannacone's Story

May 17, 2018

Has Computational Chemistry Answered One of Science's Oldest Questions?

May 3, 2018

What do Aristotle, Sir Francis Bacon, René Descartes, and Dr. Dieter Cremer, founder of SMU’s Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group, all have in common? They were all fascinated by the same mysterious natural ...

The Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Chemistry Research

April 19, 2018

“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein The history of science is full of stories about discoveries made by delightful accident and coincidence. ...

Life in a Research-Oriented Chemistry Ph.D. Program: Reflections and Advice from the Inside

March 15, 2018

Are you interested in a Ph.D. in Chemistry, but unsure what to expect? It can be difficult to tell what a program is like when you are first looking around, and a website description can only give you so much ...

Introducing the Ph.D. in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

January 23, 2017

We are excited to introduce a brand-new Ph.D. program at SMU!   The Ph.D. in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (TCC), offered through our Department of Chemistry, is the first program to offer a dedicated TCC ...