KITP Program: Physics of Dense Suspensions
(Jan 16 - Apr 6, 2018)
Coordinators: Bulbul Chakraborty, Emanuela Del Gado, and Jeff Morris
Scientific Advisor: Wilson Poon

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Time Speaker Title
1/16, 11:00am All Participants Introductions and Organizational meeting[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/17, 12:00pm Morton Denn
Some thoughts on heterogeneous flowable systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/18, 1:30pm Sebastien Manneville
ENS Lyon
Instabilities at zero Reynold number: experiments from shear-thinning in surfactant solutions to shear-thickening in dense suspensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/18, 1:30pm Peter Olmsted
Constitutive equations, heterogeneous flows, and instabilities in complex fluids and soft solids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 10:00am Mark Robbins
Johns Hopkins
Contact of rough solids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 11:00am Heinrich Jaeger
U. Chicago
How hydrogen bonding can enhance friction to elicit shear jamming in dense suspensions[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
1/19, 12:00pm Eric Clement
Athermal analogue of sheard dense Brownian suspensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
01/22-26 Conference: Non-linear mechanics and rheology of dense suspensions: Nanoscale structure to macroscopic behavior
1/29, 1:30pm Élisabeth Guazzelli
Discussion: Migration[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/30, 11:00am Guillaume Ovarlez
Uni. Bordeaux & KITP
Shear-induced Inhomogeneities in Concentrated Suspensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/01, 1:30pm Sarah Hormozi
Ohio U & KITP
Non Brownian Particles in Complex Fluids[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 10:00am N. Menon
UMass Amherst
Yielding of loose packings of frictional spheres[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 10:00am All Participants Discussion on Menon's talk AND summary of the week's activities + planning for Week 4[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/05, 1:30pm Thibaut Divoux
Wall Slip in flows of Soft Glassy Materials[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/06, 11:00am Jim McElwaine
Princeton & KITP
Suspensions in Geophysical Flows[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/08, 1:30pm Bob Behringer
Duke & KITP
Shearing dry granular materials: What is the phase diagram?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/09, 12:00pm Ajay Sood
Yielding of a Soft Glass: Experimental signatures of a nonequilibrium phase transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/14, 3:15pm L. Mahadevan
Sickle cell anemia: physics and (patho)physiology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/20, 11:00am Pascal Hebraud
1: Life time of shear thickened structures
2: Resolution of the HL model in the oscillatory regime.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/21, 1:00pm Kabir Ramola
Brandeis Univ. & KITP
Stress transmission and response in granular assemblies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/22, 1:30pm Jim Jenkins
Cornell & KITP
Microstructure and Particle-Phase Stress in a Dense Suspension[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/22, 1:30pm Itamar Procaccia
Weizmann Institute
Force chains in granular media[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/23, 10:00am Max Bi
Northeastern & KITP
Mechanics of dense biological tissues: Structure, rigidity, and fluidity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/26 12:15pm Wilson Poon
Edinburgh Univ. & KITP
The unreasonable effectiveness of mean field theory in dense suspension physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
2/27, 11:00am Ryohei Seto
Extensional and shear flow material functions of dense suspensions -microstructure, particle pressure, and N1[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2/28, 1:00pm All Participants Discussion: Shear jamming and shear thickening [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 10:30am All Participants Discussion: DST and Shear Jamming in suspensions and dry grains[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 1:30pm Meheboob Alam
Unified Rheology of Granular and Gas-Solid Suspensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01 2:00pm Douglas Jerolmack
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Making the Montecito Mudslides: Unpacking the physics of debris flows[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Special Seminar
3/02, 10:30am Douglas Jerolmack
Univ. of Penn & KITP
Glassy dynamics of landscapes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/05, 1:30pm Romain Mari
Université Grenoble Alpes & KITP
Shaken and stirred: Random organization, viscosity and dissipation in granular suspension[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/06, 11:00am Karen Daniels
NC State & KITP
Direct tests of nonlocal rheologies in experiments[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/07, 1:30pm Nico Gray
U. Manchester & KITP
Particle-size segregation and rheology of dense granular flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/08, 1:30pm Jeff Urbach
Heterogeneous stresses and aggregation in sheared suspension of spheres and rods[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 10:30am Prabhu Nott
How do large, quasi-linear force-bearing clusters arise in dense, amorphous materials?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/12, 1:30pm Emanuela Del Gado
Bulbul Chakraborty
Nico Gray
Discussion of questions and outcomes, followed by a mu(J) discussion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/13, 11:00am John Brady
Shear and Compression of Brownian Colloids[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/14 11:00am Chandan Dasgupta
Informal Talk & Discussion: Transition between Slow and Fast Liquid Phases in a System of Self-propelled Particles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/14, 1:30pm Eckart Meiburg
Bernhard Vowinckel
Oceanic sediment transport processes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/15, 1:30pm Matt Helgeson
Dynamics of aging, coarsening and yielding in phase separating colloidal gels[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/16, 10:30am Dimitris Vlassopolous
Dynamics of dense soft colloids: shape and osmotic effects[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/19, 1:30pm Vishwanathan Kumaran
IISc, Bangalore & KITP
Structure and rheology of a sheared lamellar mesophase[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/20, 11:00am Safa Jamali
Northeastern University & KITP
Microstructure, heterogeneity and rheology in colloidal gels[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/21, 1:30pm Gary Leal, Joe Peterson
Discussion on vesicles and polymers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/22, 1:30pm Suzanne Fielding
Durham University, UK
Shear banding in time-dependent flows of complex fluids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/23, 10:30am Emanuela Del Gado
Georgetown University & KITP
Yielding and fluidization of dense soft solids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/26 12:15pm Mike Cates
Cambridge Univ
Shear Thickening in Dense Suspensions [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
3/27, 11:00am Roseanna Zia
Stanford University & KITP
Brownian motion and the osmotic pressure in colloidal gels: "Phase mechanics"
3/28, 1:30pm All Participants Discussion: Followup on March 12 discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/28 6:15pm Douglas Jerolmack
Univ. of Penn & KITP
The Physics of Debris Flows: Making the Montecito Mudslides[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Chalk Talk
3/29, 1:30pm Mike Graham
U. Wisconsin, Madison & KITP
Models for segregation in soft-particle suspensions and reentrant rheology in surfactant solutions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/30, 12:30pm All Participants Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/02, 1:30pm Pat Spicer
UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Suspension, yielding, and two-fluid behavior in nanocellulose fiber suspensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/03, 11:00am Tannie Liverpool
University of Bristol & KITP
Linking local structure and mechanics in quiescent and sheared glasses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/04, 10:30am All Participants Discussion[Blackboard][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/05, 1:30pm All Participants Concluding Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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