An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Geophysical Granular & Particle Laden Flows

27 - 31 October 2003

Organisers: JMNT Gray (Manchester), AJ Hogg (Bristol) & K Hutter (Darmstadt)

Scientific Committee: JT Jenkins (Cornell), C Keylock (Leeds), T Mullin (Manchester) & A Woods (Cambridge)

"@-Bristol", Harbourside, Bristol, UK

in association with the Newton Institute programme entitled Granular and Particle-Laden Flow

Programme | Further Information | Participants

Theme of Conference:

Many large-scale natural hazards and geomorphic processes involve granular or particle-laden flows. Examples abound in our natural environment, ranging from avalanches, debris flows, rock-falls, pyroclastic flows and lahars, to turbidity currents, sediment transport in rivers and dune formation. This meeting will bring together environmental scientists, geographers, geologists and geophysicists, who observe these phenomena in the field, with mathematicians, physicists and engineers who are developing sophisticated mathematical models and laboratory based experiments to understand these complex and challenging flows. A group of leading mathematicians and scientists will be gathered at the Isaac Newton Institute for a 4 month programme on Granular and Particle-Laden Flow at this time, and this Satellite workshop provides an unparalleled opportunity for environmental scientists, theoreticians and experimentalists to meet, discuss and exchange ideas.

Invited Speakers

  • C. Ancey, (CEMAGREF)
  • J. Best, (Leeds)
  • CS. Campbell, (USC)
  • RP. Denlinger, (USGS)
  • H. Huppert, (Cambridge)
  • D. Issler, (NADESCOR)
  • R. Iverson, (USGS)
  • K. Nishimura, (Nagaoka)
  • G. Parker, (Minnesota)
  • J. Rice, (Harvard)
  • SB. Savage, (McGill)
  • RSJ. Sparks, (Bristol)
  • J. Vallance, (USGS)
  • K. Whipple, (MIT)

Location and Cost

The conference will take place "@-Bristol", Harbourside, Bristol, UK and accommodation for participants will be provided in local hotels. The workshop package, costing 450, includes the conference fee, five night's accommodation, breakfast and lunch. Partial financial support is available to all participants through generous grants from the NERC-EPSRC Environmental Mathematics & Statistics Programme, the London Mathematical Society, the NSF, the Office of Naval Research International Field Office and the Isaac Newton Institute. The overall number of participants is limited to 70. If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please complete the application form. Completed application forms should be sent to Tracey Andrew, Programme and Conference Secretary, Isaac Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH, or via email

Further Information

Please e-mail your enquiries to Tracey Andrew or one of the organisers.

Closing Date

The closing date for the receipt of applications has now passed.

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