Joel Bowman Receives Herschbach Prize, Profiled by Emory Report

Joel Bowman is the recipient of the 2013 Dudley Herschbach Award in Theory. Discussing his research in a recent Emory Report profile, Bowman says:

“As we all know, clouds are essentially water in the gaseous state,” says Bowman, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Emory. “And, of course, it’s really cold at that altitude. So why do you find clouds at sub-zero temperatures? It’s an obvious but interesting question. The answer certainly has something to do with energy the cloud has absorbed from the sun and with potential energy surfaces: The delicate, attractive forces holding little water molecules together.”

[Emory Report]