Informal discussions

We will have a discussion this Thursday (Nov. 6) at 12:30 in the auditorium on the topic of elasto-plastic models. Feel free to take a look at section 4 of the excellent review article by Rodney, Tanguy, and Vandembroucq (which is being uploaded now to the "Reference Material" area of the wiki.)

Past discussions:

Elizabeth Agoritsas will give an informal 30 minute lunch talk with discussion on this Wednesday, Nov 5th, in the Auditorium on the
"Role of yield energy distributions in athermal amorphous materials under shear".

On this coming Tuesday, October 28, Charles Lieou from UCSB will give a 30 minute talk on
"Shear flow of angular grains: acoustic and frictional effects, and stick-slip instabilities" in the Small Seminar Room.

We are holding intermittent informal discussions about entropy and temperature in non-equilibrium systems. The next meeting isTuesday October 28, at 3:00, room TBA.

Tuesday, October 14th, Sri Sastry will give a short (20 min) talk on shear jamming designed to start a discussion over lunch.


On Wednesday October 15th we have 2 short talks at 12:15pm over lunch:

Stefan Luding’s topic will be announced tomorrow morning and
Mo Li talks about “"From atomicity to avalanche: what is missing in the middle?"