This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
Particulate systems are ubiquitous in nature, ranging from colloids and emulsions to planetary bodies, from powders and aerosols to geophysical flows, from swarming bacteria to large herds of animals. The study of granular materials across scales has provided a unifying framework and for and revealed commonalities across these seemingly disparate systems. The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Granular Matter is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and junior scientists to share and discuss ideas at the forefront of granular matter research as well as to establish professional relationships in an informal environment. The seminar will begin with a scientific talk by keynote speaker Professor Ken Kamrin and will conclude with Professor Karen Daniels sharing her insights on "Making a Life and a Career: strategic discussions you should be having with yourself, your loved ones, your adviser, and your future employer". Poster presentations provide students and postdocs with the opportunity to engage with colleagues to exchange ideas and share ongoing research. Oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.