Workshop Details
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Faculty Registration Only; Registration fee paid by grant)
07/14/2013 - 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), William Polik (Hope College) and Troy Van Voorhis (MIT)

If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435

Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Faculty Registration Only; Registration fee paid by grant) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Geissler, Phillip L. UC Berkeley
Polik, William Hope College
Sibert, Edwin University of Wisconsin
Sibert, Edwin University of Wisconsin
Van Voorhis, Troy MIT

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