Scientist, comedian to speak at meeting
Posted: Friday, February 6, 2009 10:08 am
The Messenger 02.06.09
Dr. Pete Ludovice, Georgia Tech professor, will be the guest speaker when the Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society meets at the University of Tennessee at Martin on Feb. 16.
The meeting is hosted by the UT Martin Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.
Ludovice’s presentation, “Applied Molecular Modeling — Not Just for Video Games Anymore,” set for 7 p.m. in Room 206 of Boling University Center, is free and open to the public.
Ludovice received bachelor of science and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois and MIT, respectively.
After postdoctoral studies at IBM, NASA and the Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule in Zürich, he spent several years in the simulation software industry.
Later, he took a faculty position at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Georgia Tech professor by day and standup comedian by night, Ludovice also hosts a local radio show on science and technology called “Inside the Black Box.” His research interests include the application of molecular simulation to elucidating structure-property relationships in synthetic and biological macromolecules.
Ludovice said he tries to bring humor to the classroom and some technology to the comedy club stage to prove that chemical science professionals “can be funny and not just funny-looking.”
Dr. Pete Ludovice, Georgia Tech professor, Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, University of Tennessee at Martin