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Mar 29, 2010

Greg Bowman awarded the 2010 Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award

By Simtk Admin

The Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award is given by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in honor of researchers who have changed the way we look at scientific problems.

Greg Bowman was one of five researchers in the world competing for the award at the March 2010 ACS meeting.
He was awarded the Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award for his talk on two paradigm shifts

1) Moving from an anecdotal approach to simulation to a statistical approach using Markov State Models & Adaptive Sampling

2) Attaining quantitative agreement between theory and experiment using this approach, and generating testable hypothesis about the nature of folding and the unfolded state.

The MSM Builder software was instrumental for both of these scientific breakthroughs, which are also used by Folding@home to simulate protein folding.