Patrick Fowler, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield

Modelling molecular currents (Is it Theoretical Chemistry or Experimental Mathematics?)
Some graph-theory based models of currents induced in molecules by a magnetic field (ring currents) or potential difference (ballistic conduction) will be described, with case histories showing the interplay between chemical ideas, mathematical experimentation and computer search. This talk is based on joint work with Wendy Myrvold, Barry Pickup, Irene Sciriha.