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Third Announcement:

London Mathematical Society Sponsored Workshop on

Particle Size Segregation, Mixing and Pattern Formation in Granular Materials

St. Martins College, Lancaster, U.K.
11th-16th August 2002.

Organised by Nico Gray & Tom Mullin

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Particle size segregation has a long history in industrial processes where de-mixing of powders is of considerable practical importance. Experiments in rotating containers, granular piles and shaken granular beds have revealed amazingly ordered segregation patterns in certain regimes and chaotic behaviour in others. Yet despite half a century of research into mixing and segregation many of the mechanisms are not well understood and much of the theory relies on relatively simple mathematical models.

The aim of this meeting is to bring together the whole granular flow community, from mathematics, physics, engineering, chemical engineering and geophysics, to discuss these issues. The overall objective will be to improve our understanding of the fundamental physical processes at work, as well as their description in both theoretical and computational models.

Speakers include:

Bob Behringer (Duke), Troy Shinbrot (Rutgers), Tony Rosato (NJIT), Jim Jenkins (Cornell), Joe Goddard (UCSD), John Davidson (Cambridge), Daniel Bonamy (Paris), Poeschel (Berlin), Ugur Tuzun (Surrey), Dennis Rapaport (Bar-Ilan), Peter Thomas (Warwick)

The full programme can now be downloaded here


The meeting will be held at St. Martin's College in the historic City of Lancaster , which is ideally placed for visits to Morecambe Bay, the Lake District , the Yorkshire Dales and the Solway Firth. The conference will start on Sunday 11th August 2002 with an evening meal and "ice-breaker". Seminars will start first thing on Monday morning and the meeting will end during the afternoon of Friday 16th August 2002.


Final arrangements are being made, so if you wish to attend please download the pdf application form, print it out and return it by mail or fax AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to:
Dr Nico Gray, (LMS Segregation Workshop),
Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester,
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, U.K.
Fax: +44 (0) 161 275 5819 Marked "For the Attention of Dr Nico Gray"

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