Water ice is one of the most important solid phases for understanding environmental cycles and climate change, but there are signifcant mysteries about the structure and dynamics at the surfaces of ice crystals. For example, we know that there is proton disorder in the common ice-Ih phase, but there is now significant evidence that the surfaces of ice exhibit proton ordering. Likewise, we know from experience that ice surfaces are slippery, but only recently have we seen experiments and theories start to converge on the cause of this effect. Water ice also plays an important role in the environment, and the structure and dynamics of a thin liquid layer on the surface of ice crystals are fundamental to understanding lightning and precipitation.
This workshop will be targeted at a mix of theorists, experimentalists, and environmental / atmospheric scientists working on all aspects of ice interfaces. Topics of particular interest include:
* proton and dipolar ordering at ice interfaces
* structure, dynamics, and viscosity of the Quasi-Liquid Layer (QLL) on ice
* protein / ice interactions, including anti-freeze proteins (AFP) and airborne ice nucleating species * proton gradients at ice/QLL/vapor interfaces
* fluid-phase charge transfer in clouds and the role of ice crystals in lightning
* differences in ice structure in vapor-deposited, liquid-nucleated, and rime ice
* ice-ice friction and glacier deformation & flow
This meeting runs from Saturday to Wednesday ahead of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.
TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.
IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Saturday through Wednesday.
|Baiz, Carlos R
|University of Texas at Austin