Telluride Town Talks - 2013

Talks in 2013 were held at the Historic Sheridan Opera House to join in the celebration of their 100th anniversary. 

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June 18th, 2013

"From Atoms on Up: Designing better batteries and fuel cell catalysts"
Graeme Henkelman, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

"Changing Polar Regions: Threat and opportunity" 
*2013 R. Stephen Berry Lecture
Professor Leonard Barrie, Research Director of the Bolin Center for Climate Research and Professor for Climate and Atmospheric Science at Stockholm University. 

June 25th, 2013

"Advancing Science through Diversity"
Rigoberto Hernandez, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE)

"Nimble Bacteria: How they sense their environment to outwit antibiotics"
Patricia L. Clark, O'Hara Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Concurrent Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Univeristy of Notre Dame

July 2nd, 2013

"Solar 2.0"
Dick T. Co, Ph.D Northwestern University, Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor & Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI), Founder & Co-Managing Director and Kimberly Williams, MBA Solar Fuels Institute (SOFI), Founder & Co-Managing Director

July 9th, 2013

"Carbon Cowboys Wrangle for Riches in the Rainforest"
George Weiblen, Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota

"Turning Up the Heat: Trees in a warmer world"
Rebecca Montgomery, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources, Univeristy of Minnesota

July 16th, 2013

"Science vs. Pseudoscience"
Kenneth Jordan, Distinguished Professor of Computational Chemistry and Director of the Center of Simulation and Modeling, University of Pittsburgh

"Molecular Science Education at Telluride: Helping America keep its stature"
Jack Simons, Henry Eyring Scientist and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

July 23rd, 2013

"Smell: What Triggers It?"
David M. Leitner, Professor, Theoretical and Biophysical Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno

"Knots: Knitting together mountain climbing, chemistry and the living cell"
Dmitrii E Makarov, Professor of Chemistry at the Univeristy of Texas at Austin

July 30th, 2013

"Evolution of Disease"
Paul Rainey, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, New Zealand Institute for Advanced Studies and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

"Single-Cell Genome Sequencing: Life and health at the single molecule level"Xiaoliang Sunny Xie, Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard Univeristy

August 6th, 2013

"Amyloid Fibers: Understanding the probable cause of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes"
Marting Zanni, Meloche-Bascon, Professor of Chemisty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Prospects for Limitless Energy from Sunlight and Water"
Joseph Hupp, Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University 

Summer 2013
June 18, 2013
June 6, 2013
July 7, 2014
July 9, 2013
July 16, 2013
July 23, 2013
July 30, 2013
August 6, 2013
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Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
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