UMass Amherst Campus Pond

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Campus Pond

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.

14th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA:

The 14th Northeastern Granular Materials Workshop (NEGW) will be held at Experimental nonequilibrium physics laboratory, University of Massachusetts Amherst on June 3rd, 2016. The talks and poster sessions will take place in Lederle Graduate Research Tower, Room 1634. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served. The workshop will include four longer pedagogical talks, approximately 5 10-minute contributed talks, and a poster session. 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 thirteen 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).

Thanks to our sponsors: University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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 30, 2016 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 sponsors: University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Directions and Parking:

Driving directions to UMASS Amherst and a map of the area are available, or you can do a map search from your point of origin.

Brief Directions: TBA

Parking Information: Parking information will be emailed to registrants soon.

Additional Information:

Please contact us [email] if you have any more questions about the Workshop. See you on June 3rd.

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