Angel Santarossa is long-term visitor at MSS, 15. January 2020

Angel Santarossa from the National University of La Pampa in Santa Rosa, Argentina, will visit the institute for the next 3 months. He will apply X-ray tomography to particulate systems to reconstruct particle trajectories.

We welcome our new PhD student, Matias Macazaga at MSS, 15. Januar 2020

Matias Macazaga will work on the optimization of the design and performance of a robotic granular gripper using Simulations and Machine Learning.

MSS paper appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

Packing structure of semiflexible rings
Leopoldo R. Gómez, Nicolás A. García, and Thorsten Pöschel

We welcome our new researcher, Igor Goychuk at MSS, 07. Januar 2020

Dr. habil. Igor Goychuk will work on anomalous diffusion and transport processes in the presence of spatial and energy disorder, strong correlation and memory effects, and nonlinear friction.

MSS goes Space: Experiment with MSS participation on the ISS

Astronaut conducts Cornell experiment on the space station  – Cornell Cronicle, Dec. 16. 2019.
Orbiting 250 miles above the Earth on the International Space Station, astronaut and station commander Luca Parmitano conducted the experiment „Inertial Spreading and Imbibition of a Liquid Drop Through Porous Surface“ designed by Professor Michel Louge, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell university, on Dec. 11.  MSS collaborated by developing an experimental technique to produce large fluid drops in microgravity and testing the apparatus in drop tower experiments.
A detailed descripton of  the experiment is provided on the project’s web site at Cornell.
For some details on the MSS contribution see Laura Steub, Jonathan Kollmer, Derek Paxson, Achim Sack, Thorsten Pöschel, John Bartlett, Douglas Berman, Yaateh Richardson, and Michel Y. Louge, Microgravity spreading of water spheres on hydrophobic capillary plates,  EPJ Web of Conferences 140, 16001 (2017).