Schedule for 14th Northeast Granular Workshop
University of Massachusetts Amherst
1630 Lederle Graduate Tower
Friday June 3rd, 2016
9-9:25 Registration, refreshments
Invited talks 30 mins talk + 6 mins questions; Short talks 10+2 mins
Session 1 Glassy grains and memory Chair: Shubha Tewari
9:30-10:06 Joseph D Paulsen, Multiple memory formation in a sheared granular suspension.
10:06-10:18 Meng Fan, The effects of cooling rate on reversibility and elasticity in model glasses.
10:18-10:30 Kabir Ramola, Disordered Contact Networks in Jammed Packings of Frictionless Disks.
Session 2 Erosion and flow initiation Chair: Mark Shattuck
11:00 11:36 Arshad Kudrolli, Sediment transport and channelization in rivers and fractures.
11:36 11:48 Patrick Mutabaruka, Triggering mechanisms of immersed granular avalanches.
11:48 - 12:00 Sumit Birwa, Distribution of unjamming times of a vibrated granular hopper.
Session 3 Designed granular media Chair: Corey OHern
1:15 - 1:27 Craig Maloney, Gelation and mechanical response of patchy rods.
1:27 2:03 Aparna Baskaran, Active fluids and granular fluids: Comparing two inherently non-equilibrium systems.
2:03 2:15 Lee Walsh, Noise and diffusion in vibrated self-propelled granular particles.
2:15 2:25 Organizational discussion
Session 4 Breaking down granular matter Chair: Don Candela
3:00 - 3:12 David Cantor. Bonded-Cell method for particle crushing in 3D.
3:12 - 3:24 Guga Gogia. Emergent Phenomena in 2D Dusty Plasma Crystals.
3:24 - 4:00 Nick Gravish, Ant collective construction and locomotion in granular substrates.
Modelling the mRNA-Ribosome Complex: A study of polymer diffusion in the bacterial cytoplasm