We have the honour to announce that the disinguished Emeritus Professor Herman J.C. Berendsen has agreed to become the name giver of our modeling center. From now on, we go under the name "Berendsen Center for Multiscale Modeling and Material Design", or "Berendsen Center" for short.
Herman Berendsen is one of the founding fathers of modern computational chemistry, and was Professor in Molecular Dynamics at our university from 1963 to 1999. He has made key contributions to the algorithms underlying dynamic simulation techniques, and developed the GROMACS software suite and associated force fields. GROMACS is still one of the major simulation packages to date. After his retirement, he published an influential book on hierarchical modeling. In 2013 he received the prestigious Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize, recognizing his exceptional contributions to the field of microscopic simulation of matter.
Herman Berendsen is still active and keeps showing a keen interest in the latest developments in our center. Given his invaluable contributions to the field of multiscale modeling, we as a center are honoured to carry his name, and hope to convey his intellectual wisdom in the choices we make.
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