Granular Physics Research

We are fascinated by granular physics! There is much to learn about how microscale features organize to create emergent meso- and macroscale properties that geophysicist typically measure and use (e.g., force chains and seismic velocities). With developments in discrete element models, high-performance computing,  and synchrotron-based x-ray microtomography, alongside the popularization of the use of statistical physics tools to study the soft part of the Earth, we believe that granular media physics studies will continue to be an exciting area of research for decades to come. Browse some of our research below!