Q & A with Ken
How is Telluride Science different from other scientific conferences?
Several aspects make Telluride Science meetings unique. One is the size of the workshops. Workshops with 20-30 people allow for a degree of interaction that you don’t have at much larger meetings. Telluride Science workshops generally have mornings or afternoons with no scheduled presentations, which allows scientists to further interact at lunch, dinner, hiking or in a coffee shop. Other meetings are filled with presentations all day, and you don’t have much time to discuss science.
What is your scientific field of study? How is the science you are studying applied outside of the lab?
My field of study is theoretical chemistry, with an emphasis on the development and applications of electronic structure methods. We have worked on problems that are relevant in energy applications including CO2 capture and converting CO2 into more useful materials.