Workshop Details
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Students Only)
07/12/2015 - 07/18/2015
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 importantly, the Ph. D. and postdoctoral students entering theoretical and computational chemistry can also benefit. Most of these young peoples' 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.



Electronic structure -- Prof. Troy Van Voorhis (MIT)
Statistical mechanics -- Prof. Phillip Geissler (UC Berkeley)
Chemical Dynamics -- Prof. Tom Miller (Caltech)
Biophysics -- Prof. Joan-Emma Shea (UC Santa Barbara)

Archived presentations, problem sets, reading material, and general information can be found at

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 West Columbia Ave Telluride CO 81435

Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Students Only) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Afzal, Mohammad Atif Faiz University at Buffalo, State University of New Yor
Archer, Kaye University of Pittsburgh
Bagusetty, Abhishek University of Pittsburgh
Carey, Rachel University of Rochester
Chien, Alan University of Michigan Chemistry
Davidson, Russell Colorado State University
del Junco, Clara University of Chicago
Derakhshani Molayousefi, Mortaza colorado state university
Duke, Jessica Cornell University
Dwelle, Kaitlyn Harvey Mudd College
Geragotelis, Andrew University of California Irvine
Grazioli, Gianmarc University of California, Irvine
Gurunathan, Pradeep Kumar Purdue University
Han, Yining The University of Chicago
He, Shushan University of Washington
Hermes, Eric University of Wisconsin - Madison
Johnson, Britta University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kingsland, Addie University of Washington
Kohn, Alexander MIT
Lee, Elizabeth MIT
Lee, Joonho Caltech
Mallory, Joel University of California, Irvine
Mesele, Oluwaseun University of Kansas
Mora, Carlos Cal State San Bernidino
Morris, Alexis University of North Texas
Napoli, Joseph Stanford University
Opoku-Agyeman, Bernice The Ohio State University
Orms, Natalie University of Southern California
Qiu, Yuqing University of Utah
Ragain, Christina Southeast Missouri State University
Rosnik, Andreana University of California-Berkeley
Satish, Pratima University of California-Berkeley
Sosa Vazquez, Xochitl UC Merced
Strong, Steven University of Colorado - Boulder
Wayment-Steele, Hannah Pomona College
Wei, Jennifer Harvard University
Witt, William (Chuck) Princeton University
Zhang, Xing Ohio State University

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