Gordon Research Conferences
Conference Details

Granular Matter
Gordon Research Conference

Conference Information



Initial Year





Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

The flows of granular materials, alone or in combination with a fluid, are ubiquitous in both nature and industry. Due to strong international research across a range of disciplines, new phenomena continue to be discovered and the related physical underpinnings continue to be revealed. To date, these conferences have included sessions on numerical methods, colloids vs. grains, cohesive effects, shocks and instabilities, theory, patterns, dense flows, large scale flows, transitions, suspensions, granular physics, particulate flows in nature, chute flows, geophysical flows, jamming, instabilities and experimental methods.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Granular Matter" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2018 Granular Matter Jul 22-27 Stonehill College Devaraj Van Der Meer
Aparna Baskaran
2016 Granular Matter
Particulate Systems in Science and Technology
Jul 24-29 Stonehill College Douglas J. Durian
Matthias Schroeter
2014 Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow
Fundamental Challenges and Applications of Particulate Systems
Jul 20-25 Stonehill College Bulbul Chakraborty
2012 Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow Jul 22-27 Davidson College Karen E. Daniels
2010 Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow Jun 20-25 Colby College Narayanan Menon
2008 Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow Jun 22-27 Colby College Robert P. Behringer
2006 Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow Jul 23-28 The Queen's College Christine M. Hrenya
2004 Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow Jun 27 - Jul 2 Colby College Michel Y. Louge
2002 Granular and Granular-Fluid Flow Jun 30 - Jul 5 Holderness School Troy Shinbrot
Benjamin Glasser
Lev S. Tsimring
© 2017 Gordon Research Conferences Search | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Follow us: Facebook Twitter