National Library of France
Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1956
© Martin Karplus | BnF, Department of Prints and Photography
from May 14, 2013 to August 25, 2013 François-Mitterrand / Allée Julien CainBorn in Vienna in 1930, Martin Karplus immigrated with his family to the United States in 1938. He is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Professeur Conventionné at ISIS, Université de Strasbourg, France. He was a pioneer in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance to chemistry and developed what is now known as the ‘Karplus Equation’. He is also famous as a scientist for the introduction of molecular dynamics simulations of proteins, a technique now used world-wide in fundamental research and drug design.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013