Workshop Details
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Students Only)
07/15/2013 - 07/20/2013
Meeting Description:

The field of theoretical and computational chemistry has traditionally been a key component within physical chemistry and chemical physics. More recently, theoretical chemistry has begun to assume important roles in biological chemistry and materials science as well. Most experimental scientists working in these disciplines have not had the background necessary to gain a working knowledge of theory as it is used in their research disciplines. Because many of them want to make use of theory to interpret their data and to guide their research, they constitute one component of the student body for the proposed Schools. In addition, many faculty members who teach undergraduate chemistry, biology, and materials science classes want to incorporate computer modeling into the classroom. The Schools would offer them an efficient route for learning the theoretical and computational background needed to do so. Most imporantly, the Ph. D. and postdoctoral students entering theoretical and computational chemistry can also benefit. Most of these young people’s doctoral and postdoctoral work has focused on only a sub-set of theory’s main areas (electronic structure, dynamics, statistical mechanics, molecular modeling). Especially if they pursue an academic career, they will be expected to teach classes in a wider range of theoretical topics. Moreover, their research careers are likely to evolve in directions that will require them to become proficient in areas other than where their doctoral and postdoctoral work focused. These Schools offer them an excellent chance to broaden their knowledge and skill sets at an early career stage.

Each TSTC School will involve approximately six to eight hours of lectures on electronic structure theory, dynamics, and statistical mechanics as well as one topical subject that will change from School to School. Poster sessions for participants to describe their interests, outdoor recreation, and problem solving sessions will also be held.


Faculty will include Edwin Sibert (University of Wisconsin), Phillip Geissler (Berkeley), and Troy Van Voorhis (MIT)

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Students Only) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Armstrong, Laura UC Berkeley
Borycz, Joshua University of Minnesota
Casey, Jennifer UCLA
Craven, Galen Georgia Institute of Technology
Di Russo, Natali University of Florida
Galindo Cruz, Johan University of Florida
Genova, Alessandro Rutgers Newark University
Ghosh, Soumya University of Illinois- Urbana Champagne
Gozem, Samer Bowling Green State University
Howard, Coleman University of Mississippi
Kann, Zachary University of Wisconsin - Madison
Lao, Ka Un The Ohio State University
Lin, Zhou The Ohio State University
Mantha, Sriteja University of Wisconsin Madison
Markovich, Thomas Harvard University
Mavros, Michael Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McDaniel, Jesse University of Wisconsin-Madison
Murray, Matthew University of Maryland
Nguyen, Andrew University of Utah
Paredez, Robert University of HOuston
Parry, Krista University of California, Irvine
Rudzinski, Joseph The Pennsylvania State University
Stanisky, Christopher Thiel College
Wang, Xun University of Pittsburgh
Welborn, Matthew Massachusetts Institute of Technology
White, Alexander University of California San Diego

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