Nov 19, 2021 • 1HR 10M

Lee Cronin | The First Programmable Turing Complete Chemical Computer

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“The mission of our lab is to make a new life form. We want to digitize chemistry, we want to build chemical computers.”

Lee Cronin, a professor at the University of Glasgow, explains the Chemputer – a universally programmable device for synthesizing any molecule. Development is ongoing and proof of concept has been achieved for several molecules. He estimates that with the right components it is capable of performing 95% of all organic chemical synthesis.


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