Conference on
Granular Matter in Low Gravity

March, 25th-27th 2015
Erlangen, Germany

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

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

Matthias Sperl
Institute of Materials Physics in Space
German Aerospace Center
Linder Hoehe
51147 Köln


There is an increasing interest in studying granular matter, including dust, under gravity conditions different from Earth. Besides the traditional fields of astrophysical research such as cosmic dust, planetary rings, formation of planetesimals and others, low-gravity conditions provide suitable test beds to study the physics of granular matter in comparison with theoretical results, given that most of the theory of granular gases was obtained for the force-free case. Beyond these fundamental questions, on the applied side, space missions to Moon, Mars and asteroids require insight in the behavior of granular matter in low-gravity environments.

It is the aim of the meeting to provide an exciting forum to discuss the subject from different perspectives of granular-matter research such that applications benefit from fundamental insights, and applications may stimulate fundamental research.

We hope for an interdisciplinary group of participants and encourage abstract submissions from physics, engineering, space- and planetary science, and other disciplines.

Invited Speakers:


Alam, Meheboob Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Albers, Nicole Universtiy of Colorado at Boulder
Almazan, Lydia FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Baibolatov, Yernur Uni Potsdam
Balapanov, Daniyar Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Biele, Jens DLR
Bodrova, Anna Moscow State University
Börngen, Alexander DLR
Chen, Qiong Chinese Acadamic of Sciences
Cheng, Xiaohui Tsinghua University
Clement, Eric UPMC
De Beule, Carolin Uni Duisburg-Essen
Deckers, Johannes Uni Duisburg-Essen
Dhakal, Subodh Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Dierichs, Karola Uni Stuttgart
Driebe, Thomas
Faber, Claudia DLR
Gonzalo, Tancredi Depto. Astronomia, Fac. Ciencias, Uruguay
Grasselli, Yann University of Nice
Grimm, Christian DLR
Gunkelmann, Nina Uni Kaiserslautern
Harth, Kirsten OVGU Magdeburg
Hartzell, Christine University of Maryland
Heckel, Michael FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hofmann, Marc Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research
Hummel, Mathias MPI-DS Göttingen
Kelling, Thorben Uni Duisburg-Essen
Knapek, Christina DLR
Kollmer, Jonathan FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Kumari, Vinita Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Köster, Marc Uni Duisburg-Essen
Küpper, Markus Uni Duisburg-Essen
Kyriopoulos, Olympia Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH
Lorenz, Ralph Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Mazza, Marco MPI-DS Göttingen
Meurisse, Alexandre DLR
Mühlbauer, Sebastian FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Müller, Patric FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Opsomer, Eric University of Liège
Oyarte, Galvez Loreto University of Twente
Pacheco, Felipe University of Puebla
Poganski, Joshua Institut für Weltraumforschung (IWF), Graz, Austria
Pons, Adeline University of Twente
Pöschel, Thorsten FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Sack, Achim FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sanchez, Paul Universtiy of Colorado at Boulder
Santachiara, Davide DTM
Scholz, Christian FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Schräpler, Rainer TU-Braunschweig
Schröter, Matthias MPI-DS
Schwartz, Stephen University of Nice
Schwarz, Christian ESTEC
Schywek, Mathias Universität Duisburg-Essen
Serero, Dan FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Singh, Abhinendra Universtiy of Twente
Sperl, Matthias DLR Cologne
Strobl, Severin FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sütterlin, Robert Airbus DS
Teiser, Jens Uni Duisburg-Essen
Tunuguntla, Deepak University of Twente
Urbassek, Herbert Uni Kaiserslautern
Van der Meer, Deveraj University of Twente
Vedernikov, Andrei Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Vilchinska, Nora LAA-Latvian Acoustics Association
von Borstel, Ingo TU-Braunschweig
Waitukaitis, Scott Leiden University
Yu, Peidong DLR
Zhang, Lixian CSU
Zhou, Zhigang Chinese Acadamic of Sciences

Granular Matter in Low Gravity Conference - a Project of MSS and DLR