This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
This biennial Gordon Research Conference has become the premier venue for researchers from academia, national labs, and industry to share their latest ideas and exciting research findings related to flow and transport in permeable media. The 2020 meeting will be an outstanding forum for recognized leaders in their respective fields to get together and meet exceptional young scientists (PhD students, post-docs). The conference will highlight theoretical, experimental, and field research aimed at understanding fundamental interactions between fluids, chemical elements, minerals and materials, energy and life in porous and fractured media, and discuss their consequences across scales and disciplines. Specific topics and speakers will focus on: Physics and Biology CO2 Sequestration; Impact of Fluid and Solid Deformation on Transport and Mixing; Controls of Subsurface Flow and Transport on Earth's Hydrological and Geochemical Cycles; Pore Scale Physics of Multiphase and Complex Flows; Fluid Mechanics of Droplets and Bacteria; Coupled Flow and Transport in Ice and Planetary Systems; Non-Invasive Methods and Data Assimilation Strategies for Monitoring Subsurface Processes; Fractures, Hydromechanics and Seismicity; Soil Processes from Micro to Continental Scales.
For the organization of this meeting in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, the chair and co-chair will be assisted by a local committee composed of scientists from the main research institutions in this field in Switzerland:
- Joaquin Jimenez, EAWAG/ETH
- Niklas Linde, University of Lausanne
- Patrick Jenny, ETH
- Clément Roques, ETH
- Philippe Renard, University of Neuchatel
- Brice Lecampion, EPFL
- Peter Alt-Epping, University of Berne
The speakers and participants are expected to share new, evolving, and unpublished ideas and research findings. The presentations will be chaired by recognized leaders in each of the topical areas under discussion. A primary objective is to generate stimulating discussions that engage the entire conference community in a constructive atmosphere. The conference format - programmed morning and evening lectures and free afternoons - provides ample time for informal interactions and the exchange of ideas. The setting is a unique forum for young scientists to engage with leaders in the field. The highly interactive poster sessions are a critical part of the conference, and all the GRC attendees are strongly encouraged to submit a poster on their latest research work.
The international scientific committee includes the following members:
- Insa Neuweiler, University of Hannover
- Ruben Juanes, MIT
- Marco Dentz, CSIC
- Martin Blunt, Imperial College London
- Ilenia Battiato, Stanford
- Steffen Berg, Shell
- Inga Berre, University of Bergen
- Majid Hassanizadeh, University of Utrecht
- Tissa Illangasekare, Colorado School of Mines
- Reiner Helmig, University of Stuttgart
- Jerome Neufeld, Cambridge