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Barus & Holley building, Brown University

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 and explore collaborations. The workshop features pedagogical talks, short contributed talks, and poster sessions.

12th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop at Brown University, Providence, RI:

The 12th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop (NEGW) will be held at The Henann Lab, Brown University on June 6th, 2014. The talks and poster sessions will take place in Barus & Holley building. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served. The workshop will include four longer pedagogical talks, approximately six contributed talks, and a poster session. The workshop will begin with breakfast and registration from 9:00 - 9:30 AM (with the first talk starting at 9:30 AM) and end around 5:00 PM. This year's Workshop follows the successful traditions of the first eleven 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).

Invited speakers

Contributed Talks:

We invite you to submit titles and abstracts for the 15-minute contributed talks and poster 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 poster sessions. 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 posters can be viewed online.


All participants must register before May 31, 2014 so that we can accurately estimate food orders. To register, click here and fill out the registration form. Breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch will be provided thanks to our sponsers: NSF-CBET, APS-GSNP, and the Brown School of Engineering.

Directions and Parking:

Driving directions to Brown, nearby train stop, and a map of the area are available, or you can do a map search from your point of origin.

Brief Directions: Directions from the visitor lot to Barus & Holley: Exit the parking lot to Brook St. and turn left. Turn left onto the Manning Walkway (not a road). The doors directly in front of you are the entrance to Barus and Holley.

Parking Information: Visitors may find parking on the streets in and around campus. Much of the street parking around Brown is in the form of metered spots, which cost 25 cents, or one quarter, for every 12 minutes, or $1.25 in quarters per hour.
Visitor Parking Lot Location: Brook St. behind Minden Hall (southeast corner of Brook St. and Waterman Ave. -Map). Parking Pay Stations: The lot is serviced by two Pay and Display parking pay stations - one located at the Brook St. entrance and the other located mid-lot.
Payment Options: The Pay Stations accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), U.S. coins and U.S. bills. (Note that the pay stations do not give change.)
Parking Rates: Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm $3.00/hour; All Day Rate until 6pm (M-F) $15.00

Additional Information:

Please contact us [email] if you have any more questions about the Workshop. See you on June 6th.

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