Workshop Details
Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Students Only Registration)
07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
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.


Chemical Dynamics -- Prof. Tom Miller (Caltech)
Biophysics -- Prof. Joan-Emma Shea (UC Santa Barbara)
Electronic Structure - Toru Shiozaki (Northwestern)
Statistical Mechanics - Suriyanarayanan (Suri) Vaikuntanathan (University of Chicago)

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Telluride School on Theoretical Chemistry (Students Only Registration) Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Basdogan, Yasemin University of Pittsburgh
Calio, Paul Bradley University of Chicago
Charest, Nathaniel Morgan University of California, Santa Barbara
Dignon, Gregory L Lehigh University
Dodin, Amro MIT
Dou, Wenjie University of Pennsylvania
Hait, Diptarka University of California, Berkeley
Jake, Lena Rice University
Jung, Kenneth Yale University
Kilgour, Michael University of Toronto
Large, Steven Simon Fraser University
Lee, Victor Guang Ming University of Washington
McIsaac, Lexie MIT
Naullage, Pavithra Madhavi University of Utah
Pal, Tanmoy University of Wisconsin-Madison
Riambau, Marc Riera University of California, San Diego
Rogers, Julia University of California, Berkeley
Sandoval, Juan Sebastian University of Rochester
Tamayo, Teresa Harvard University
Tao, Xuecheng Caltech
Van Vleet, Mary University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wang, Yujia University of Notre Dame du Lac
Wen, Xuelan University of Minnesota, Twins City
Zimmer, Matthew Caltech

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