3rd Annual New York/New England

Granular Materials Workshop

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Workshop Schedule


9:15-10:00 Registration and Refreshments

10:00-10:40 Douglas Durian, "Impact cratering in loose granular media"

10:40-10:55 Ken Kamrin, "Evaluation and Comparison of Continuum Models for Dense Granular Flow"

    Coffee Break

11:15-11:55 Alexander Lobkovsky, "Wet granular flow in a channel"

11:55-12:10 Francis Starr, "What can the physics of the glass transition contribute to the understanding of granular materials?"

12:10-12:30 Two minute poster summaries

    Lunch in Woodhead Lounge and Posters

2:00-2:40 Corey O'Hern,  "Velocity Profiles in Sheared Athermal Systems"

2:40-2:55 Chaoming Song, "Experimental measurement of an effective temperature for jammed granular materials"

2:55-3:10 Ashish Orpe, "Experiments on shear of thin granular layers"

    Coffee Break and Posters

3:30-3:45 Silke Henkes, "Jamming as a critical phenomenon: a field theory of zero-temperature grain packings"

3:45-4:20 Seth Fraden, "From Viruses to Vertically Vibrated Rods: The Effect of Shape on Order"

    Discussion and Lab Tour


Local Contact:

Greg Voth

gvoth at wesleyan.edu

(860) 685-2035

Dept. of Physics

Wesleyan University

265 Church St.

Middletown, CT  06459