General Info

The Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry: 

  • Is a biennial summer school program held in Telluride, Colorado and facilitated by the Telluride Science Research Center. TSTC is the only summer school in country focusing on Theoretical Chemistry. About thirty participants who are competitively selected from the applicant pool are invited to attend and work closely with three or four senior faculty members, plus one or two of the ACS Physical Division Awardees during this one-week intensive program

The TSRC Program Includes:

  • Approximately six-to-eight hours of lectures daily on electronic structures, statistical mechanics, and chemical dynamics
  • Problem solving sessions
  • Outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains

The School is intended for:

  • Recent or soon-to-be-theory Ph.D's who wish to acquire knowledge outside their graduate and postdoctoral experiences
  • Experiemental chemists who use theory in their research
  • Faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions who want to incorporate theory into their classes


  • For most participants, TSTC subsidizes much of the costs of attending the school by contributing substantially to students' lodging and meal expenses
  • TSTC reimburses students for registration fees upon completion of the course
  • As part of the registration fee, TSRC supplies breakfast M-F, snacks during the day, a picnic dinner, and coffee, tea and sodas all day long
  • Students must arrange their own transportation as TSTC does not support transport costs


  • Be sure to bring a laptop as there are none available at TSRC and many of the activities require a computer
  • Bring layered clothing suitable for variable weather and trail boots; Telluride is a casual place
Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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