2016 - Fellow of the Royal Society, United Kingdom
2015 - Tilden Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
1992 - Meldola Medal and Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
His main research concerns Maxima and minima, Statistical physics, Potential energy surface, Potential energy and Computational chemistry. He interconnects Molecular physics, Energy, Transition state, Function and Stationary point in the investigation of issues within Maxima and minima. His Statistical physics research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Relaxation, Quantum mechanics, Superposition principle, Master equation and Lennard-Jones potential.
His Potential energy surface research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Surface and Energy landscape, Thermodynamics. His Potential energy study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Transformation, Saddle point and Global optimization. His Computational chemistry research includes themes of Chemical physics, Frustration and Molecular biophysics.
His primary areas of investigation include Maxima and minima, Statistical physics, Potential energy, Chemical physics and Energy landscape. His study focuses on the intersection of Maxima and minima and fields such as Potential energy surface with connections in the field of Thermodynamics. His research integrates issues of Superposition principle, Global optimization, Ergodicity, Kinetic energy and Lennard-Jones potential in his study of Statistical physics.
His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Range, Icosahedral symmetry, Molecule and Computational chemistry, Density functional theory. His Energy landscape study combines topics in areas such as Folding, Nanotechnology, Protein folding and Molecular dynamics. His study looks at the relationship between Atomic physics and topics such as Cluster, which overlap with Molecular physics.
David J. Wales mainly investigates Energy landscape, Maxima and minima, Chemical physics, Statistical physics and Molecular dynamics. His Energy landscape study deals with Protein folding intersecting with Protein structure. His research investigates the link between Maxima and minima and topics such as Cluster that cross with problems in Configuration space and Molecular physics.
David J. Wales works mostly in the field of Chemical physics, limiting it down to concerns involving Molecule and, occasionally, Crystallography and Computational chemistry. His work focuses on many connections between Statistical physics and other disciplines, such as Potential energy, that overlap with his field of interest in Potential energy surface. The various areas that David J. Wales examines in his Molecular dynamics study include Folding, Path integral molecular dynamics, Degenerate energy levels and Thermodynamics.
David J. Wales spends much of his time researching Energy landscape, Maxima and minima, Chemical physics, Statistical physics and Energy. His studies deal with areas such as Nanotechnology, Biophysics, Telomere, Dna genetics and A-DNA as well as Energy landscape. The Maxima and minima study combines topics in areas such as Degree, Cluster, Potential energy, Artificial intelligence and Machine learning.
His research on Potential energy also deals with topics like
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Global Optimization by Basin-Hopping and the Lowest Energy Structures of Lennard-Jones Clusters Containing up to 110 Atoms
David J. Wales;Jonathan P. K. Doye.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A (1997)
Theoretical studies of icosahedral C60 and some related species
A.J. Stone;D.J. Wales.
Chemical Physics Letters (1986)
Energy Landscapes: Applications to Clusters, Biomolecules and Glasses
Global optimization of clusters, crystals, and biomolecules.
David J. Wales;Harold A. Scheraga.
Introduction to cluster chemistry
D. M. P. Mingos;David J. Wales.
Archetypal energy landscapes
David J. Wales;Mark A. Miller;Tiffany R. Walsh.
Global minima of water clusters (H2O)n, n≤21, described by an empirical potential
David J Wales;Matthew P Hodges.
Chemical Physics Letters (1998)
The effect of the range of the potential on the structures of clusters
Jonathan P. K. Doye;David J. Wales;R. Stephen Berry.
Journal of Chemical Physics (1995)
Global minima for transition metal clusters described by Sutton–Chen potentials
Jonathan P. K. Doye;David J. Wales.
New Journal of Chemistry (1998)
Defect migration in crystalline silicon
Lindsey J. Munro;David J. Wales.
Physical Review B (1999)
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