December 2019

Prof. Diego Hernando, from the Department of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, invited me to give a seminar on the uses of the Fourier Transform for the students and Faculty of his Department. I was delighted to accept for the professional opportunity to introduce to students of strong physics background the importance of the Fourier Transform in crystallography, chemistry and particularly Structure-Based Drug Design.The Power of the Fourier Transform: Crystallography and other Biomolecular Applications The title of the seminar was ‘The Power of the Fourier Transform: Crystallography and other Biomolecular Applications’. A copy of the presentation can be requested from the author in writing at ‘ude.ciu@zac’. Permission would be granted for educational purposes only, as long as proper credit is given to the author.
On the personal side, I should add that Prof. Diego Hernando is the son of one my best friends (Ignacio Hernando) of my university days at the University of Valladolid (1964-1969) in Spain.
It was a great opportunity to visit with Diego, Gillean and their daughter Nira in Madison. Although Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, it has the atmosphere of a typical university town of the Midwest of the United States with a landscape dominated by two beautiful lakes, Mendota and Monona, on either side of the center of town, where the State Capitol is located.