Erik Henning Thiede joined the Flatiron Institute in August 2020 as a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Center for Computational Mathematics. Previously, Thiede was a Guest Researcher with CCM. Thiede’s interest included theoretical and computational chemistry. This means that, theoretically, he can both use computers and do chemistry. In his research, he seeks to connect chemistry with machine learning by understanding molecules as mathematical objects. During his Ph.D., he focused on the development of enhanced sampling algorithms for free energy computation and chemical kinetics. Thiede also holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD from the University of Chicago.