The flows of granular materials, alone or in combination with a fluid, are ubiquitous in both nature and industry. Due to strong international research across a range of disciplines, new phenomena continue to be discovered and the related physical underpinnings continue to be revealed. To date, these conferences have included sessions on numerical methods, colloids vs. grains, cohesive effects, shocks and instabilities, theory, patterns, dense flows, large scale flows, transitions, suspensions, granular physics, particulate flows in nature, chute flows, geophysical flows, jamming, instabilities and experimental methods.
What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.
This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Granular Matter" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS)
series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History
section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here
.What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.