Luke Maillie | October 7, 2015
Last week the undergraduate journal for scientific research, Scientia, kicked off its Talk Science series. Each month, the series invites one undergraduate and one faculty member to speak about their research, and science in general. This month featured undergraduate chemistry major Toby Turney and Prof. Nancy Michael, who is the director of undergraduate studies for neuroscience and behavior.
Turney spoke first, discussing the research he does at Notre Dame under the guidance of chemistry professor Anthony Serianni. His research addresses developing statistical models for disordered molecular structures, such as carbohydrates. While molecular structure is often determined by assuming that molecules are ‘ordered,’ and only have possess one rigid structure; many molecules are, in fact, ‘disordered,’ and are incredibly difficult to model.
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