Within a lecture on biological resolution, the synthesis of single enantiomers, and the naming and 3D visualization of omeprazole, Professor Laurence Barron of the University of Glasgow delivers a guest lecture on the subject of how chiral molecules rotate polarized light. Mixing wave functions by coordinated application of light's perpendicular electric and magnetic fields shifts electrons along a helix that can be right- or left-handed, ...more
May 19, 2009 - Leonard Susskind lectures on a new class of systems, magnetic systems. He goes on to talk about mean field approximations of molecules in multidimensional lattice systems.
Professor Sylvia Ceyer focuses on the hydrogen atom, beginning with a discussion of electron binding energy to the nucleus. Other topics covered are verification of energy levels for the H atom (including photon emission, transitions between states, and photon emission) as well as the wavefunctions for an H atom. The stations state wavefunction is explained and the three quantum numbers used to describe a wave in 3D â€“ principle quantum ...more