Multiscale modeling of nerve agent hydrolysis mechanisms: a tale of two Nobel Prizes

Martin J Field, Troy W Wymore
2014 Physica Scripta  
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems, whereas the 2013 Peace Prize was given to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for their efforts to eliminate chemical warfare agents. This review relates the two by introducing the field of multiscale modeling and highlighting its application to the study of the biological mechanisms by which selected chemical weapon agents exert their effects at an atomic level.
doi:10.1088/0031-8949/89/10/108004 fatcat:oomg6e4wx5a43gzol37al4mt4q