I hope that I can be a useful sounding board for many of the challenges that young faculty face in trying to succeed at Berkeley. I will be happy to listen, to discuss, and to advise as best I can on any topic of interest or concern. While I have considerable experience in mentoring and advising, it is also enough to make me quite sure that I do not know all the answers!
Martin Head-Gordon is a theoretical/computational chemist working in quantum chemistry. For him this means the development and application of efficient computer algorithms and software based on quantum mechanics. The main purpose is to describe the behavior of electrons in molecules in order to predict and understand chemical properties and reactivity.