Workshop on

Doped Rare Gas Clusters

Telluride, Colorado

June 24 – June 29, 2002


We interpret the title to include clusters of any size that include at least two rare gas atoms and one or more "dopant" molecules. We thus intend to exclude simple dimers, pure rare gas clusters, and purely molecular clusters, but to include helium droplets. Both experimentalists and theoreticians are welcome.  The workshop will start with an organizational meeting Colorado, Monday evening June 24, 2002 and run through the following Friday or Saturday.


We are aiming for 20-25 expert participants who are either actively working on doped rare gas clusters or who intend to move into the area.  Post-docs and advanced graduate students working in the area are also welcome to attend.  In addition, we plan to invite several people who have important contributions to make to the study of doped rare gas clusters, even if they are not currently working on them. All or most of the participants will give 30-45 minute talks, with plenty of time for discussion.


As of January 20, 2002, Millard Alexander, Paul Dagdigian, Bruce Garrett, Michael Heaven, Jeremy Hutson, Pavel Jungwirth, Bill Klemperer, Mark Law, Marius Lewerenz, Anne McCoy, Markus Meuwly, Roger Miller (or member of his group), Dan Neumark, Andrej Vilesov, Member of Brigitta Whaley’s group and Richard Wheatley are confirmed participants


As Telluride "regulars" will know, Telluride is a small, historic town set at 8,725 feet in the mountains of south-western Colorado, with wonderful hiking within yards of town and a variety of other outdoor opportunities. In winter it is an exclusive ski resort, and in summer it hosts a succession of festivals and the Telluride Summer Research Center. For some information about the town, see


We plan to organise the meeting to leave most mornings free for hiking, with conference sessions in the afternoon and evening.


Telluride is 350 miles southwest of Denver, six to seven hours by car.  United Express has daily flights from Denver into Telluride, and America West flies to Telluride from Phoenix.


Most people will be accommodated in spacious apartments/condos, which can be shared between participants or used by a family. They are all within easy walking distance of the historic town center, which offers plenty of restaurants and other entertainment. We will provide housing rates in a later mailing, but as a guide the prices in 2001 were $580, $750 and $750 and $860 for 1, 2 and 3-bedroom condos (respectively) in Telluride Lodge. In addition, there will be registration fee to cover the costs of organizing the workshop. The fee for 2002 has not been set yet, but it was $160 in 2001. We do not expect to be able to provide any support for travel or local costs.


General information on the Telluride Summer Research Center and some useful links are available on Ned Sibert's Web site, at



For more information about the workshop, please contact Anne McCoy ( or Jeremy Hutson (