Workshop Details
Polymer Physics
07/24/2023 - 07/28/2023
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.


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.

Telluride Science 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 Telluride Science's website. Feel free to contact Telluride Science's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
721 W Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Polymer Physics Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Conrad, Jacinta University of Houston
Diao, Ying University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dorfman, Kevin University of Minnesota
Gomez, Enrique The Pennsylvania State University
Kumar, Sanat Columbia
Laaser, Jennifer University of Pittsburgh
Lodge, Timothy University of Minnesota
Mahanthappa, Mahesh University of Minnesota
Muthukumar, Murugappan University of Massachusetts
Olmsted, Peter Georgetown University
Olsen, Bradley Massachusetts institute of Technology
Prabhu, Vivek NIST
Qin, Jian Stanford University
Rubinstein, Michael Duke University
Saalwaechter , Kay Martin-Luther-Univ.
Segalman, Rachel UC Santa Barbara
Srivastava, Samanvaya UCLA
Stingelin, Natalie Georgia Tech
Stingelin, Natalie [3rd Reservation] Georgia Tech
Walker, Lynn Carnegie Mellon University
Wang, Zhen-Gang California Institute of Technology
Yethiraj, Arun University of Wisconsin

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