Conference on
Packing and Jamming of Particulate Systems

15.-18. September 2014
Erlangen Germany

Thorsten Pöschel
Institute for Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Nägelsbachstr. 49b
91052 Erlangen / Germany

Gerd Schröder-Turk
Institut für Theoretische Physik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Staudtraße 7
91058 Erlangen/ Germany


The intimate connection between jamming in particulate systems and packing problems is a subject with a long and fascinating history. Often assuming only simple geometric models, such problems find applications in a diverse range of subjects. Today the interface between jamming and packing is the subject of intense scientific and technological interest that extends far beyond granular systems to encompass soft matter physics and biological cellular materials. The workshop's goal is to bring together experts working on packing problems in physics and related disciplines to shed light on newer developments in the field, with a particular focus on properties of random packings of non-spherical particles.

Invited Speakers:


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Aguilar, Jeffrey Georgia Tech School of Mechanical Engineering, USA
Amend, John Empire Robotics, Inc., USA
Baars, Roel Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Boberski, Jens University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Carvente-Muñoz, Osvaldo Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México
Delaney, Gary CSIRO Digital and Productivity Flagship, Australia
Düring, Gustavo Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Engel, Michael University of Michigan, USA
Fan, Fengxian University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Fischermeier, Ellen Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Formella, Arno Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Gallas, Jason Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Gerum, Richard Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Gunkelmann, Nina Universität Erlangen, Germany
Heckel, Michael FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Heussinger, Claus University Göttingen, Germany
Hoy, Robert University of South Florida, USA
Huang, Kai Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Jezerska, Lucie University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jin, Weiwei Peking University, China
Karayiannis, Nikos University of Madrid, Spain
Klatt, Michael Universität Erlangen, Germany
Klupp Taylor, Robin FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Kollmer, Jonathan Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Kraynik, Andy Universität Erlangen, Germany
Kumar, Nishant University of Twente, The Netherlands
Last, Günter Karlsruhe Intitute of Technology, Germany
Lecrivain, Gregory Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
Lerner, Edan New York University, USA
Liu, Mario Universität Tübingen, Germany
Marin, Alvaro Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Mizuno, Hideyuki Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany
Möbius, Matthias Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mohseni, Mohamad University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mughal, Adil Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Muhunthan, Balasingam Washington State University, USA
Müller, Patric FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Nakamura, Takenobu Tohoku University, Japan
Nübler, Johannes Technische Universität München, Germany
Parafiniuk, Piotr Institute of Agrophysics PAS, Poland
Pica Ciamarra, Massimo Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pöschel, Thorsten FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Preclik, Tobias Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Ribeiro Parteli, Eric Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Rietz, Frank Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), Germany
Rivier, Nick Université de Strasbourg, France
Saitoh, Kuniyasu University of Twente, The Netherlands
Schaber, Marc Saarland University, Germany
Schaller, Fabian Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Schöner, Christian Universität Erlangen, Germany
Schröder-Turk, Gerd FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Serero, Dan Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Shaebani, Reza Saarland University, Germany
Singh, Abhinendra University of Twente, The Netherlands
Šmilauer, Václav IngenieurBüro für Keramik, Germany
Smith, Ana FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Spanner, Markus Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Srikantharajah, Rubitha FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Stannarius, Ralf Otto-von-Guericke Universität, Germany
Szabό, Balázs Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Tanemura, Masaharu The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan
Tarnai, Tibor Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Topic, Nikola Universität Erlangen, Germany
Torbahn, Lutz Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Tupy, Martin Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Wang, Yujie Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Weaire, Denis Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Weis, Simon Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Weuster, Alexander University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Wieland, Pascal University Göttingen, Germany
Wittmann, Rene Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Wolf, Dietrich Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Zegzulka, Jiří Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic


Granular matter & jamming: and related questions in other systems:

Jam-Packed Conference 2014 - a Project of MSS and TPI