TSRC Town Talks 2015

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


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