For her research into long-time numerical path integral simulations of quantum dissipative systems, the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society has named Nancy Makri the recipient of the 2021 Award in Theoretical Chemistry.
Makri, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Chair and Professor of Chemistry, has developed exact methods for long-time numerical path integral simulations of quantum dissipative systems with application to quantum liquids, electron transfer and photosynthesis. She is also a professor in the Department of Physics and at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
The division annually sponsors awards in theoretical and experimental physical chemistry to recognize the most outstanding scientific achievements of division members. The 2021 recipients will be honored at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Atlanta.