2017 Town Talks

The TSRC Town Talks are a free public lectures series presented by world-renowned scientists on topics of great current importance in science, technology, education, and public policy. These seminars, which include an engaging lecture and informal Q&A “discussion” between audience and speaker, provide the Telluride community with an opportunity to hear about a variety of topics related to molecular science, nanotechnology, biomedical research, energy, materials, and the environment.

Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00PM
Summer Location: Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village.
Admission is FREE

June 20"Simulating the Quantum World on Classical Computers"
*2017 R. Stephen Berry Lecture

Featured Speaker: Garnet Chan, Bren Professor in Chemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech

June 27 “Benign by Design from the Nanoscale to the Human Scale”
Featured Speaker: Rigoberto Hernandez, Gompf Family Professor, Department of Chemistry, John Hopkins University

July 11 “Water: Separating Science from Pseudoscience”
Featured Speaker: Kenneth D. Jordan, Richard King Mellon Professor and Distinguished Professor of Computational Chemistry, Co-Director, Center for Simulation and Modeling, University of Pittsburgh

July 18“New Materials for Solar Energy Capture and Conversion”
Featured Speakers: Natalie Stingelin, Professor School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech and Chad Risko, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Kentucky

July 25“Four Billion Years of Fun in the Sun: The Photochemical Properties of DNA and Their Role in Minimizing UV Damage”
Featured Speaker: Bern Kohler, Ohio Eminent Scholar, Professor of Chemistry, The Ohio State University

August 1"Molecules and Light: The Story of Life, Death, and Our Quest for Knowledge”
Featured Speaker: Anna Krylov, Gabilan Distinguished Professor in Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California

August 8"Fingerprinting" CO2 for Better, Safer Carbon Capture and Storage"
Featured Speaker: Sophia Hayes, Professor of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
Email: info@telluridescience.org
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