R. Stephen Berry Tribute Symposium

Telluride, Colorado: Tuesday June 23rd to Saturday June 27th 2015

Chair: David J. Wales

A special meeting in honour of Prof. R. Stephen Berry, cofounder of the Telluride Science Research Center. The Symposium will feature presentations that highlight Prof. Berry's numerous and diverse contributions to chemical physics over the length of his distinguished career, ranging through the theory of radiationless transitions, finite-time thermodynamics, electron correlation, clusters and energy landscapes. Prof. Berry has been described as "one of the most influential chemists of his generation" as well as a true statesman and ambassador for science. The Symposium aims to celebrate all his considerable achievements.


The Symposium is in the week after the Bluegrass Festival. We have had a couple of inquiries from people wanting to attend both the Berry Symposium and a workshop the week before. Lodging is obviously pretty tight. If you plan on attending the Symposium and any workshop the week of June 14th, you need to register immediately! TSRC cannot guarantee lodging for the whole two weeks, but there is a much better chance if you register now. Alternatively, you could plan to leave Telluride for the Bluegrass weekend and return on Monday.

Schedule: morning lectures followed by afternoon and evening activities.

Tuesday 23rd June.

Breakfast 8.30 to 9.00.

9.00 to 9.50: Peter Salamon. Introduction by Steve Berry.

9.50 to 10.05: coffee break

10.05 to 10.55: Ken Jordan

10.55 to 11.10: coffee break

11.10 to 12.00: Christian Schoen

afternoon: 2 PM Suggested walk up Bear Creek

Town Talk: Tuesday, June 23 6:00 - 7:15 PM (This talk will be at the Telluride Elementary School as part of a special open-house for the public) Steve Berry: Scholar, Educator and Visionary , John Tully, Sterling Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Director of the Yale Center for Interface Structures and Phenomena, Yale University.

John Tully was among Steve Berry's first PhD students. His research focuses on the creation and application of theoretical methods for visualizing how atoms move during chemical events.

Wednesday 24th June.

Breakfast 8.30 to 9.00.

9.00 to 9.50: John Tully, Two chemical kinetics mysteries: Can you explain them, Steve?

9.50 to 10.05: coffee break

10.05 to 10.55: David Leitner

10.55 to 11.10: coffee break

11.10 to 12.00: Julius Jellinek

12.00: Symposium group photo I

18.00: TSRC sponsored picnic in the tented playground of the elementary school. The picnic will feature a unique poster event, with contributions from the parallel Telluride meetings. Posters will be displayed in the tent.

Thursday 25th June.

Breakfast 8.30 to 9.00.

9.00 to 9.50: Karl Freed

9.50 to 10.05: coffee break

10.05 to 10.55: Stuart Rice

10.55 to 11.10: coffee break

11.10 to 12.00: Mikito Toda

12.00: Symposium group photo II

Friday 26th June. This session will be filmed for posterity.

Breakfast 8.30 to 9.00.

9.00 to 9.50: Bjarne Andresen

9.50 to 10.05: coffee break

10.05 to 10.55: Jason Green

10.55 to 11.10: coffee break

11.10 to 12.00: Tamiki Komatsuzaki

Suggested excursion to Sunshine Mesa for hiking/interviews/filming

6 PM, Symposium dinner (not included in registration): High Pie 100 W Colorado Ave

headcount: Henkelman (4), Wales (1), Leitner (1), Berry (2), Despa (1), Straub (1), Okamoto (1), Rice (1), Komatsuzaki (1), Lesieur (1), Moebius (2), Toda (1), Hoffmann (1), Salamon (2), Schoen (1), Green (1), Andresen (1) +1

total: 24

Saturday 27th June.

Breakfast 8.30 to 9.00.

9.00 to 9.50: Florin Despa

9.50 to 10.05: coffee break

10.05 to 10.55: Karl Heinz Hoffmann

10.55 to 11.10: coffee break


Bjarne Andresen, Life in a slow-time world

Jack Douglas, Emergent Cooperative and Elasticity in Model Polymeric Glass-Forming Liquids

Joshua Gabriel, joshgabriel92@ufl.edu, University of Florida, High Throughput DFT Framework: A Study of Ligand Nanoparticle Interfaces and Bulk Properties of Metals

Claire Lesieur, ENS-LYON, claire.lesieur@ens-lyon.fr, What impact to expect on a whole protein from geometrical changes produced by local amino acid side chain perturbation (in silico amino acid mutation): resilience and innovation.

Chun-Biu Li, The Roles of ATP Hydrolysis Revealed by Single Molecule Time Series Analysis of Rotary Fluctuations in F1-ATPase.

Nima Panahi, Principal Fibre Bundle, Quantum Groups, and Sheafs in Large Amplitude Molecular Motion

Sandeep Somani, Folding Equilibrium and C-terminal Strand Swapping in TENCON Protein: A Replica Exchange MD study

Elizabeth Santos, Michigan State University, Use of Solvatochromic Fluorophores as Fluorescent Protein Tags

Nick Taylor jntaylor@es.hokudai.ac.jp Error-based Extraction of States and Energy Landscapes from Experimental Single-Molecule Time-Series

Logan Ward, A Universal Machine Learning Framework for Predicting Properties of Inorganic Materials.

Yuning Wu

Penghao Xiao, University of Texas at Austin, im@gmail.com Solid-state dimer method for calculating solid-solid phase transitions

Constributed posters, papers, and slides:

Bjarne Andresen

Mikito Toda

David J. Wales, Perspective: Insight into reaction coordinates and dynamics from the potential energy landscape, J. Chem. Phys. 142, 130901 (2015)

ELAND16 meeting on Porquerolles Island:

ORGANISER: Frederic Cazals, Frederic.Cazals@inria.fr

Boat from Hyeres (near Toulon) to Porquerolles on Monday June the 27th, 2016, mid / late afternoon to allow EU attendees to travel that day.

Boat from Porquerolles to Hyeres on Sunday July the 3rd, mid-afternoon. nb: this leaves 5,5 full (long / sunny) days on site.

Budget per attendee, including boat tickets, accommodation, meals, coffee breaks, gala dinner, conference room: approx. 550 euros for a double room, and approx. 600 euros for a single room. nb: we have pre-booked 50 rooms.