Join TSRC for its 24th year of offering the Town Talk science lecture series to the Telluride community. Special thanks to the Telluride Ski and Golf Company and a generous donor for making the series possible.
LOCATION: Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village, August 4th when the Town Talk will be held at the Sheridan Opera House
DATES & TIME: Every Tuesday evening, 6:00 - 7:15 pm, June 16, 2015 - August 4, 2015
ADMISSION: Free of Charge, Donations Accepted
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CASH BAR: 5:15 - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 16
"Bioinspired sponges: new materials, new chemistry for protection"
Omar Farha, Research Professor, Northwestern University
Filters: A New Defense Against Chemical Weapons
Tuesday, June 23 (This talk will be at the Telluride Elementary School as part of a special open-house for the public)
“Steve Berry: Scholar, Educator and Visionary” *2015 R. Stephen Berry Lecture
John Tully, Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Director of the Yale Center for Interface Structures and Phenomena, Yale University
John Tully was among Steve Berry's first Ph. D. students. His research focuses on the creation and application of theoretical methods for visualizing how atoms move during chemical events.
TSRC Honors Co-founder Stephen Berry
Tuesday, June 30
"Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy: When Size Matters"
Todd Krauss, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Optics, University of Rochester
Connect the Quantum Dots
Tuesday, July 7
“Nanobiotechnology: How 'small' devices enable a better understanding of life”
Lois Pollack, Professor and Director, Department of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University
Using Nanobiotechnology to Map Changes in RNA
Tuesday, July 14
"Neurodegeneration from the ground up"
Rohit Pappu, Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering, Director of the Center for Biological Systems Engineering, Washington University (St. Louis)
The Aging Problem
Tuesday July 21
"The Efficiency of Photovoltaics and the Greenhouse Effect"
Joseph Subotnik, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Take a Look at Solar Energy and the Greenhouse Effect
Tuesday, July 28
“What's in Your Extra Virgin Olive Oil?"
Selina Wang, Research Director, Olive Center, University of California (Davis)
Selina Wang grew up in Taiwan and is now at the Olive Center, founded in 2008 by the Robert Mondavi Institute. She promises that everyone will learn at the town talk how to distinguish flavorful, healthy olive oils from bad ones.
A Spoonful of Olive Oil
Tuesday, August 4
(At the Sheridan Opera House)
“Personalized Medicine for Coral Reefs and People”
Forest Rohwer, Professor of Biology, San Diego State University
Blueprinting Diseased Coral Reefs