Organised by Professor Michael Cates FRS, Dr Paul Bartlett and Professor Wilson Poon.
Colloidal suspensions undergo Brownian diffusion that arrests at high density, remobilizing under flow. Slowly sheared non-Brownian particles (dry or in suspension) likewise show chaotic trajectories, but of quite different origin. Both systems can jam spontaneously when too large a stress is applied.
This meeting will compare and contrast the flow, jamming and arrest of Brownian and non-Brownian materials.
Download the programme (PDF) and poster abstracts (PDF). Due to unfortunate circumstances, Professor Sidney Nagel was unable to speak at this meeting. His session was taken by Professor Wim van Saarloos.
The proceedings of this meeting are scheduled to be published in a future issues of Philosophical Transactions A.