As part of this workshop, we aim to explore common ground among the participating disciplines and identify new opportunities for collaboration. To stimulate this process and to stretch everyone’s comfort zone just a bit, the program will include sessions for all fully registered participants where we break out into smaller, interactive working groups. Outcomes from these working groups will be reported to the whole workshop on Sunday.
We have divided the program into thematically grouped sessions of 2-3 invited presentations. All presentations will be 25 minutes in length, plus 5 minutes for questions. At the end of each session, there will be ample time for additional discussion.
Friday 26 October
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
Workshop Introduction / Opening Remarks
Session 1: Jamming and Rigidity
Session 2: Jamming-Enabled Design I
Session 3: Formless Aggregates & Architecture
Session 4: Jamming-Enabled Design II
Walk across campus from Logan Center to Kersten Physics Center
Dinner in Kersten Lounge
Saturday 27 October
Kersten Physics Teaching Center, University of Chicago
Session 5: Exploring the Jammed State
Session 6: Random Particle Packings
Short Talks II
Tom Witten, Nadia Cheng, Eric Corwin, Karin Dahmen, Douglas Durian, Lena Lopatina, Pawel Zimoch, Carolyn Phillips, Justin Burton, Matt Purvance, Karen Daniels, Dov Levine
Session 7: Exploring the Formless
Reception & Banquet Dinner in Kersten Lounge
Sunday 28 October
McCormick Tribune Student Center, Illinois Institute of Technology
Session 8: Smart Assembly / Smart Structures
Working Group Reports
Jeanne Gang, James Carpenter, Steve Wiesenthal, TBA...