Lee Cronin Gives Virtual Talk at University of Toronto
Lee Cronin has given a talk as part of the “Lectures at the Leading Edge” seminar series at the University of Toronto, delivered remotely from Glasgow using Zoom. In his talk, titled “Chemical Space: Designed or Discovered”, Prof Cronin set out to address three questions: What defines chemical space and how can it be searched or designed from the bottom up? How can discovery be ‘focused’ into a desired property search for the design of novel materials with advanced properties? Is it possible to design the discovery of materials using theory and experiment joined together with autonomous systems? He also discussed how his automated robotic system, “The Chemputer”, could be used to help answer these questions and to “brute force” the origin of life.