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Pattern Formation in Particle Systems

Workshop on "PATTERN FORMATION IN PARTICLE SYSTEMS"

February 25th, 2008

Mathematics Interdisciplinary Research and Complexity Science DTC, University of Warwick, UK.

Please REGISTER ONLINE to help us plan numbers

WORKSHOP AIMS

Pattern formation occurs in a wide variety of natural contexts, ranging from biology to physics. Despite the differences between these systems, the patterns that appear display common features, indicating some kind of universal underlying structure. Particle systems, in particular, have proven to be a rich class of models to understand these features. The appearance and evolution of these phenomena has been a focus of recent research activity across several disciplines. This workshop is devoted to introduce these topics to students/PhD/Postdoc via a set of general invited talks and to illustrate the current research frontier by a group of more advanced presentations.

THE LIST OF INVITED SPEAKERS INCLUDES

O. Dauchot (Paris), M. Pica Ciamarra (Napoli), P. Richard and A. Valence (Rennes), M. Swift (Nottingham), P. Thomas and S. Grosskinsky (Warwick), J. Yeomans (Oxford), D.E. Wolf (Duisburg)

PROGRAM (preliminary)


10:00 M. Swift "Pattern Formation in Vibrated Granular Media" (Engineering)

10:40 coffee break

11:10 P. Richard "Axial Segregation and Pattern Formation in a Rotating Drum"
11:50 O. Dauchot "Clusters and dynamical heterogeneities: patterns close to jamming in granular media"
12:30 D.E. Wolf "Shear zone formation in granular matter"

13:10 lunch (Maths Common Room)

14:00 J.Yeomans "Low Reynolds number swimmers" (Maths Seminar Room)
14:40 M. Pica Ciamarra "Shear instabilities in granular media"
15:20 P. Thomas "Pattern formation from particle segregation in particle-laden flow"

16:00 coffee break

16:30 A. Valence "Dune formation"
17:10 S. Grosskinsky "Granular clustering and condensation"
17:50 R. Delannay "Shear Instabilities in Granular Flows"

 

DATE & LOCATION

The Workshop date is February 25th, 2008, 10:00am-19:00. It will be held at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Morning sessions (10-12.30) are in Engineering Room F1.10 (see building no. 17 on the campus map), and Afternoon sessions will take place in Mathematics room B3.02 with lunch taking place in the Maths Common Room. How to get to University of Warwick (includes bus and train). Campus maps

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee, but please register online via http://go.warwick.ac.uk/complexity/events/ to help us plan numbers.

CONTACT

For any further enquiry or expression of interest, please contact the organizers at mrc@maths.warwick.ac.uk

ORGANIZERS

Mario Nicodemi, Robin Ball, Ellak Somfai

 

 

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