• Question: How do you put atoms into a computer or ipad to make it work

    Asked by The wonder guy(DLang?) to Julio on 11 Nov 2016.
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      Julio Gutierrez answered on 11 Nov 2016:

      We use some specific and very complex software developed by and for scientist and we use very large computers, like a few hundreds of ipads. The idea is to start with some initial atoms placed within a box, think about the characteristics and properties you want those to have and let the computer solving equations for a few days and hopefully, in the end, it will give you some ideas, predictions and explanations of how your materials works