The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Granular Matter is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and junior scientists to exchange cutting edge ideas and establish professional relationships in an informal environment. This GRS accompanies the 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Granular Matter. Examples of granular materials exist in abundance in nature and industry, spanning a vast range of shapes, sizes, materials, and purposes. As a result, studies of granular media present significant challenges and applications to other fields, drawing a common interest among junior researchers of many disciplines, such as physics, engineering, and applied mathematics.
All of the non-keynote speakers at the GRS will be selected from submitted abstracts. Poster sessions will also provide attendees with an opportunity to present their latest results to colleagues. As part of the mentorship component of the GRS, Prof. Dan Goldman will discuss how to develop one's scientific originality and niche as a researcher.