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Willams College Science Center.

Williams College Science Center South.

The Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop (NEGW) is designed to bring researchers and students in the North East (New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) together to discuss their work on granular materials, active and soft matter and explore collaborations. The workshop features pedagogical talks, short contributed talks, and 2 minute snapshot presentations. Please consider sharing the conference poster with your colleagues.

18th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop at Williams College, Williamstown, MA:

The 18th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop (NEGW) will be held at Materials Physics Lab, Williams College on June 19th, 2020. The talks will take place in TBA. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served. The workshop will include four longer pedagogical talks, approximately 5 10-minute contributed talks, and a session for 2-minute snapshots. The workshop will begin with breakfast and registration from 8:30 - 9:30 AM (with the first talk starting at 9:30 AM) and end around 4:00 PM. This year's Workshop follows the successful traditions of the first seventeenth workshops held at Clark University (2003), Yale University (2004), Wesleyan University (2005), City College of New York (2006), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2007), Brandeis University (2008), Yale University (2009), Schlumberger-Doll (2010), MIT (2011), Clark University (2012), Yale University (2013), Brown University (2014), Clark University (2015), University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2016), Northeastern University (2017), Yale University (2018), New York University (2018).

Invited speakers

Contributed Talks:

We invite you to submit titles and abstracts for the 15-minute contributed talks and snapshot sessions. Contributed talks that complement the invited talks will receive first priority with a maximum of one talk per group. The remaining submissions will be presented during the snapshot session. Titles and abstracts can be submitted online. Decisions concerning contributed talks will be made approximately one week before the Workshop. A list of participants and titles and abstracts of invited talks and contributed talks and snapshots can be viewed online.


All participants must register before June 12, 2020 so that we can accurately estimate food orders. To register, click here and fill out the registration form. The registration fee for the Workshop is TBA, which covers breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch.

Directions and Parking:

Driving directions to Williams, nearby train stop, and a map of the area are available.

Brief Directions: TBA

Parking Information: TBA

Additional Information:

Please contact us [email] if you have any more questions about the Workshop. See you on June 19th.

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