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.
Telluride Workshop on Polymer Physics June 20 24, 2011
List of Invited Participants and their Talks
Marcus Cicerone: On the relationship between fast beta and slow relaxation modes in glass forming materials
Juan de Pablo: Collective phenomena in liquid crystals and their interfaces.
Jack Douglas: Influence of Nanoparticle and Molecular Additives on Structural Relaxation and Collective Particle Motion in a Simulated Glass-Forming Polymer Liquid.
Jacek Dudowicz: Self-assembly phenomena.
John Dutcher: Surface-active proteins on different surfaces: the effect of hydrophobicity and surface curvature on the conformation and oligomerization of adsorbed beta-lactoglobulin molecules.
Mark Ediger: Direct measurement of molecular motion in freestanding films of polystyrene and other polymers.
Karl Freed: The descent into glass formation in polymers
Venkat Ganesan: Mechanistic origins of transport properties of polymer nanocomposites and block copolymer electrolytes
Jan Genzer: Insight into the structure of macromolecular grafts formed by surface-initiated polymerization
Ferenc Horkay: Ion-polymer interactions in biopolymer solutions and gels
Sanat Kumar: Polymer Nanocomposites: Tailoring their Properties through Particle Size and Surface Functionalization.
Tim Lodge: Gels from ABA and ABC Triblock Copolymers: Structure and Dynamics.
Erik Luijten: Controlled Condensation of Plasmid DNA with Block Copolymers.
Jim Martin: Field structured polymer composites for heat transfer and chemical sensing.
M. Muthukumar: Dilute polyelectrolyte solutions.
Monica Olvera de la Cruz: Heterogeneous Elastic Membranes
Ken Schweizer Adventures in Polymer Dynamics: Entangled Liquids, Glasses and Nanocomposites.
Francis Starr: DNA-linked Nanoparticle Assemblies.
Svetlana Sukhishvili: Polyelectrolyte Assemblies: Dynamics, Structure and Response.
Igal Szleifer: Modeling polymers in cell nucleus: chromatin compaction and nuclear pore complexes.
Richard Vaia: Single Component Polymer-Inorganic Nanocomposites: Interfacial Dynamics and Structure.
Shi-Qing Wang: How entangled polymeric liquids transform from the elastic state to flow: instabilities from shear to extension and beyond.
Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435
|de Pablo, Juan||University of Wisconsin|
|Douglas, Jack||Polymers Division, NIST|
|Dudowicz, Jacek||University of Chicago|
|Dutcher, John||University of Guelph|
|Ediger, Mark||Univ of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Freed, Karl||U Chicago|
|Ganesan, Venkat||University of Texas at Austin|
|Horkay, Ferenc||National Institutes of Health|
|Kumar, Sanat||Columbia University|
|Luijten, Erik||Northwestern University|
|Martin, James||Sandia National Labs|
|Muthukumar, Murugappan||University of Massachusetts|
|Schweizer, Ken||University of Illinois|
|Starr, Francis||Wesleyan University|
|Torkelson, John||Northwestern University|
|Wang, Shi-Qing||University of Akron|