Workshop Details
Telluride Workshop on Polymer Physics
07/24/2005 - 07/31/2005
Meeting Description:

The purpose of Telluride Workshop on Polymer Physics (formerly called Polymers: Theory vs. Experiment) is to provide a forum for intensive discussions of rapidly developing areas of polymer science that have high technological and theoretical interest. The meeting is designed to have a balanced representation of active theoretical and experimental polymer scientists and includes both senior researchers and young researchers who are just beginning their careers but have interesting new results to present. Some effort is made to obtain representation from abroad, although no special funds are made available for financing foreign travel. Participation in the meeting is limited by the requirement that each attendee presents an invited talk. The selection of about 20 to 30 attendees is made through joint agreement of a conference committee composed of members with a range of interests.

The small scale of the meeting fosters strong interactions during the lectures and extensive discussions about the presented research and the planning of future research during the hikes and other activities in the afternoon break between the morning and evening lectures. Many participants form groups in town after the evening lectures to socialize and to further discuss research / disagreements in a friendly environment. This informal organization has led to a collegial and productive set of meetings.


2005 workshop titles (Speakers in alphabetical order)

Jack Douglas, Symmetry, Equivalence and Self-Assembly
Jacek Dudowicz, Entropy Theory of Polymer Glass-Formation Revisited
Mark Ediger, Segmental and Terminal Dynamics in Miscible Blends
Karl Freed, Modeling Proteins in the Unfolded State
Jan Genzer, Design, Formation & interfacial activity of random-blocky copolymers
Sanat Kumar, Theory and Experiments on Polymer Nanocomposites
Tim Lodge, Design and Construction of Multicompartment micelles
Monica Olvera, Charge-Induced Pattern Formation on Surfaces of Assemblies of Cationic-Anionic Amphiphiles
M. Muthukumar, Polyelectrolyte Phase Behavior
Darrin Pochan, Nanostructure Construction through Charged Block Copolymer Self-assembly
John Pojman, Nonlinear Dynamics in Synthetic Polymer Systems
G√ľnter Reiter, Amorphous Thin Polymers Films: Consequences of Residual Stresses
Manfred Schmidt, Properties of Cylindrical Brush Polymers
Ken Schweizer, Structure, Thermomechanical Properties and Glassy Dynamics in Anisotropic Polymeric Materials
Steve Sibener, Structure and Dynamics of Free and Confined Polymer Interfaces
Grant Smith,The Beta Relaxation Process in Polymer Melts and Blends--a Mechanistic
Explanation from Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies
Alexei Sokolov, Influence of Temperature on Polymer Dynamics Revisited: Role of Molecular Weight and Chemical Structure
Mark Stevens, Simulation of Grafted Polyelectrolytes
Arun Yethiraj, Diffusion of Polymers in Random Media

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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