Congratulations to Michael Levitt

We were very excited to see that Michael Levitt is a co-recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.  Dr. Levitt has been a mentor of mine since I got to Stanford in 1999 and also has been an informal advisor for Folding@home over the years.  There’s a nice summary of his work in a recent Stanford News article:

In a nutshell, Dr. Levitt did pioneering work in using Molecular Dynamics to study proteins, a method which is at the heart of most of Folding@home’s calculations.