Opening talk with Olga Kennard
Olga Kennard, the director and one of the founders of the CCDC, began her talk speaking about JD Bernal and his belief that huge scientific gain could be made by bringing together the results of many individual experiments, and how this idea lay at the foundation of the CSD.
Sharing research data and knowledge: a fifty year perspective
Ian Bruno, Head of of Strategic Partnerships, debated the addition of raw data to the database, and how this could be beneficial with improvements to analysis techniques allowing information to be revisited.
Twenty-five years of CSD mining: chemical bonds and chemical bonding
Angelo Gavezzotti from the University of Milan started his talk with a historical preamble of the 25 years of the CSD mining. After that he challenged the audience with two questions: what is a chemical bond? And: what is not a chemical bond? Watch his presentation to find out more.
What are we doing with all this information?
Christer Aakeroy, University Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University, discusses how we can use a project like the CSD to solve some of the world's challenges.
The development of the CSD-System: challenges faced & milestones achieved
Jason Cole, Senior Research Fellow at CCDC, discusses the challenges and milestones faced in terms of CSD-System and how the software has developed over the last few years.