Institut für Geotechnik empfängt Prof. Itai Einav aus Sydney

Prof. Itai Einav, Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials (Foto: David Masin)

„From sand and rice bubbles to earthquakes and snow avalanches“ lautet das Thema des öffentlichen Vortrages von Prof. Itai Einav am 5. Mai im Seminarraum des Neuffer-Baus (Raum 101). Der Vortrag ist Teil seines 3-tägigen Besuches am Institut für Geotechnik im Rahmen eines Kooperationsprojektes des DAAD. Prof. Einav hat seinen PhD in Bauingenieurwesen 2002 am Technion – Israel Institute of Technology erhalten. Seit 2012 ist er Professor an der Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen und Leiter des Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials. Alle Interessenten sind herzlich eingeladen, der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten.

Auszug aus der Einladung:

Sumary:
The Universe is granulated. Stars, planets and asteroids are all relatively small particles when compared to galaxies (themselves, particles when seen from afar). They are relatively huge when compared to sand particles. The number of atoms in a single particle of sand is roughly the same as the number of sand particles in Australia¹s beaches, somewhere in the vicinity of 10,000,000,000,000,000,000. Together with dry rice, M&M¹s and pharmaceutical powders, sand particles belong to the class of granular materials, the second-most manipulated material in industry (after water). But the motion of sand particles is far less understood than the motion of atoms in water or the motion of celestial bodies and galaxies. What is it about sand particles and rice bubbles that makes them so hard to describe? What governs their motion, and how can they inform us about important phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes and snow avalanches? This talk will tackle those questions.

 

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