Workshop Details
Telluride Workshop on Polymer Physics
08/06/2007 - 08/10/2007
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.


Jack Douglas, Numerical Path-Integration Computation of the Transport Properties of Polymers and
Jacek Dudowicz, Reflections on Glass Formation in Polymers
Adi Eisenberg, Puzzles Posed by Block Copolymer Vesicles
Karl Freed, Protein Folding: Interrelation between Secondary and Tertiary Structure Determination
Jan Genzer, Computer Simulation of Controlled Radical Polymerization in Bulk and on Surfaces
Steve Granick, Surface-Challenged Polymers and Amphiphilic Colloids
Marina Guenza, Bridging Time Scales in the Dynamics of Synthetic and Biological Macromolecules
Ferenc Horkay, Biopolymer Solutions and Gels: Structural and Thermodynamic Properties
Ed Kramer, Santa Barbara, Corralling Block Copolymer Monolayers
Sanat Kumar, Dynamic Behavior of Polymer Nanocomposites: Insights from Experiments and Theory
Tim Lodge, U. Minnesota, Polymers in Ionic Liquids, and Vice Versa
Jim Martin,Structure and Dynamics of Particle Suspensions in Triaxial Magnetic Fields
M. Muthukumar, U. Mass., Amherst, Packaging of Biological Macromolecules
Monica Olvera, Northwestern, Structures and Symmetries in Self-Assembly
Steve Sibener, Dynamics, Photodynamics, and Nanostuctures for Polymer/Molecular Thin Films
Grant Smith, Self-Assembly of Polymeric Core-Shell Nanomaterials
Alexei Sokolov, Role of Solvents in Dynamics and Stability of Biological Macromolecules
Mohan Srinivasarao, Condensation Fabrication of Micro-structured Organic Polymer Films: What can
Cloud Physics Teach Us about the Mechanistic Aspects?
Shi-Qing Wang, Are Polymeric Liquids Solid or Fluid: Examining the Experimental and Theoretical
Foundations of Polymer Rheology and Viscoelasticity
Gerard Wong, Illinois - Urbana, Electrostatics of Strongly Charged Polymers in Aqueous Media

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Middle-High School
725 W Colorado Ave

Telluride Workshop on Polymer Physics Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Douglas, Jack NIST
Dudowicz, Jacek University of Chicago
Eisenberg, Adi McGill University
Freed, Karl JFI, U. Chicago
Genzer, Jan
Granick, Steve Univ. Illinois
Guenza, Marina
Horkay, Ferenc National Institutes of Health
Kramer, Edward UCSB
Kumar, Sanat
Lodge, timothy university of minnesota
Martin, James Sandia National Laboratories
Muthukumar, Murugappan University of Massachusetts
Olvera de la Cruz, Monica Northwestern University
Sibener, Steven University of Chicago
Smith, Grant University of Utah
Sokolov, Alexei University of Akron
Srinivasarao, Mohan Georgia Institute of Technology
Wang, Shi-Qing University of Akron
wong, gerard UIUC

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