As one of the most abundant materials in nature, granular matter has been extensively studied in multiple disciplines of science and engineering. The underlying physics revealed in the study of granular matter have transformed our understanding of particulate systems across many scales. In particular, the physical principles governing the rich dynamics of granular matter have been greatly extended in recent years and broadly applied to diverse particulate systems ranging from colloidal suspensions, to biological fluids, and to planetary bodies. Within this exciting context, the tenth GRC on granular matter aims to provide a unique platform for researchers in different fields to interact and discuss cutting-edge developments and novel applications of granular physics at different scales. Invited talks and posters from researchers in chemical, civil and mechanical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, earth and planetary sciences as well as engineers in industries are solicited to diversify the attendees of the meeting and stimulate open discussions on the new progress of granular research across scales.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Granular Matter in Industrial Processes
- Jamming and Glass Transition
- Active Suspensions
- Dynamics and Structures of Granular Flows
- Granular Geotechnical Engineering
- Discrete and Continuum Mechanics
- Impact and Cratering
- Geophysical Granular Flows
- Early-Career Investigator Presentations