6th Annual Northeastern Granular Workshop (Schedule)
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6th Annual Northeastern

Granular Materials Workshop

Friday May 30th, 2008

Physics Department, Brandeis University


09:15 – 10:00

Registration and Breakfast

10:00 – 10:40

Pedro Reis, How far from equilibrium? Structure and dynamics of a uniformly heated granular fluid.  Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

10:40 – 10:55

Shubha Tiwari, Growing length scale in gravity-driven dense granular flow, Mount Holyoke College.

10:55 – 11:15


11:15 – 11:55

Gregg Lois, Granular flow near the jamming transition.  Mechanical Engineering and Physics Department, Yale University.

11:55 – 12:10

Prasanta Pal, Figure-16 and beyond, Yale University.

12:10 – 1:40


1:40 – 2:20

Valeriu Damian-Lordache, Using agglomerate breaking to model the performance of dry powder inhaler formulations.  Manager, R&D - Preclinical Development, GlaxoSmithKline.

2:20 – 2:35

Mitch Mailman, 2D Packings of Frictionless, Anisotropic Grains, Brandeis University.

2:35 – 3:15

Coffee and Posters

3:15 – 3:30

Silke Henkes, A field theory for granular packings, Brandeis University.

3:30 – 4:10

Hernαn Makse, Statistical mechanics of jammed matter and the nature of fruit packings. Benjamin Levich Institute and Physics Department, The City College of New York.


Jiaju Ma, City College of New York.

First Order Phase Transition and the Simulation of a Quasi 2D Granular Fluid.

Andreea Panaitescu, Clark University.

Experimental investigation of diffusion in a cyclic sheared granular system.

Max Bi, Brandeis University.     

Applying Soft Glassy Rheology to Granular Materials

Kevin Safford, Clark University.

Structure and dynamics of a vibrated granular bead-chain

Greg Voth, Wesleyan University.

Experimental measurements of the collapse of a 2D granular gas under gravity



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