How the Chemical Complexity of Aerosols Impacts Climate and Disease

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Aerosols are small particles (less than 100 micron in diameter) that contain a myriad of organic molecules, including water, salts, lipids, and even viruses and bacteria.

Join Rommie E. Amaro of the Airborne Institute and the University of California, San Diego as she discusses how computational simulation is providing never-before-seen views into the structure and dynamics of fine aerosols. Register now to learn how state-of-the-art simulation is allowing scientists to understand the mechanisms by which aerosols play critical roles in climate and disease.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Kennie M. Merz Jr. of Michigan State University and the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling and co-produced by ACS Committee on Science.

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What You Will Learn

  • What are aerosols, how are they made, and where are they found
  • How aerosols impact climate
  • How aerosols play a role in disease transmission

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Meet the Experts

Rommie E. Amaro
Professor and Endowed Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Professor of Molecular Biology, Co-Director of the Airborne Institute,
University of California, San Diego

Kennie M. Merz Jr.
University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University & Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

Laura McConnell
Science Fellow, Bayer Crop Science and Program Chair, ACS Committee on Science

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