Workshop Details
Telluride Workshop on the Microscopic Description of Gas Clathrate
08/04/2008 - 08/08/2008
Meeting Description:

In the last 20 years research on gas clathrate hydrates has accelerated due to the discovery of huge natural deposits of methane hydrate. A theoretical description of these species is difficult due to the fact that the details of their structure, stability and dynamics are controlled by a sensitive balance of hydrogen bonding of the lattice and weak interactions between the water lattice and the guest molecule. Only recently have theoretical methods advanced to the point so that they are useful for a first principles analysis of the data regarding these systems. The synergy between theory and experiment on these systems is still in its infancy. We propose to bring together 20-30 scientists who are working on problems for which the experimental-theoretical synergy may be expected to be advanced over the next several years. Experimentalists will present data for which theoretical modeling may be useful, and theoreticians will present the latest computational tools that can be applied to interpreting experiments. Speakers will be encouraged to speculate on which new work may be most useful for continued progress. Considerable time will be allotted for discussing which types of new data and calculations will be most useful for advancing the field. The participants will be chosen to include both acknowledged experts and novices to enhance opportunities for fresh insights to be held up to the scrutiny of existing knowledge.


FYI some general info about housing:
TSRC offers a wide range of lodging options. Single bedroom
accommodations with kitchen start at $675/week, and 2- and 3-bedroom condos start at $970 and $1160/week,
respectively. Some condos have 2 beds per bedroom, or also have a loft, which may be a good option for students and postdocs or anyone looking to save money. Condos range from Basic or Value to Luxury depending upon your preferences. TSRC also offers excellent hotel rooms through Camel's Garden Hotel and Ice House, with daily maid-service and other hotel style amenities.

If you wish to share a condo with one or more other TSRC participants, you should work this out in advance of registering. In particular, one person should be designated as the head roommate. The person chosen head
roommate must register first as the head roommate. Then the other roommates register, indicating the name of the head roommate. If you need email addresses of the other invited participants, contact your workshop organizer.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Telluride CO 81435

Telluride Workshop on the Microscopic Description of Gas Clathrate Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Anderson, Brian West Virginia University
Bacic, Zlatko Department of Chemistry
Bernal-Uruchurtu, Margarita I. UAEM
Buch, Victoria Hebrew University
Devlin, J Paul oklahoma State University
Hernandez, Ramon CIQ - UAEMor
Janda, Kenneth Univ. of Cal, Irvine, Dept of Chemistry
JIANG, HAO University of Pittsburgh
Jones, Camille Hamilton College
Jordan, Kenneth University of Pittsburgh
Koh, Carolyn Colorado School of Mines
Kuhs, Werner F. Univ Goettingen
Kusalik, Peter University of Calgary
Myshakin, Evgeniy NETL
Schofield, Daniel University of Pittsburgh
Strobel, Timothy Colorado Shool of Mines
Tse, John University of Saskatchewan
Wang, Feng Boston University
Warzinski, Robert U.S. DOE/NETL

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