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.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 21, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.