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August 20, 2021
Envisioning Research 2021 By kdaniel
Grad students Farnaz and Keith took 1st and 2nd place in the 2021 NCSU Envisioning Research competition. See their winning videos here: First Place, Graduate...
August 3, 2021
Congrats to Shih-Yuan! By kdaniel
Congratulations to Dr. Shih-Yuan Chen, for the successful defense of his PhD on all things elastocapillary and interfacial and squishy: “Mechanics and Dynamics in Soft...
April 30, 2021
Jack wins a Goldwater Scholarship By kdaniel
Rising-senior Jack Featherstone has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, in recognition of his accomplishments and promise as a researcher. Read an interview with him...
November 21, 2020
What Makes Sand Soft? By kdaniel
This is one of my favorite questions that we work on, and I had chance to sit down and talk about it with Randall Munroe...
May 30, 2020
Knitting Ripples By kdaniel
NC State students have probably seen Dr. Mary Elting and me hard at work during colloquium … knitting. Recently, she and I sat down with...
March 22, 2020
Conferences in the time of COVID-19 By kdaniel
Late on February 29 2020, as travel to the APS March Meeting in Denver was already underway, the American Physical Society leadership made a smart...
November 8, 2019
“The Earth is Soft” By kdaniel
In a new review article with Doug Jerolmack (U. Pennsylvania, Department Earth & Environmental Science), we explore the idea that soft-matter physics and geomorphology (the...
September 11, 2019
Characterizing failure in disordered materials By kdaniel
Postdoc Estelle Berthier has been working to understand how disordered materials fail, using structures created with a variety of connectivities via a laser-cutter. In collaboration...
July 1, 2019
Defining precursors of ground failure By kdaniel
Our research group has had some success over the past few years, analyzing timeseries and networks to forecast where failures will occur in laboratory materials....
May 31, 2019
Fingering and Fracturing in Soft Materials By kdaniel
In May, Karen Daniels gave a keynote talk at the SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems on the group’s work into a variety of...
March 11, 2019
International Workshop on Granular and Particulate Networks By kdaniel
Together with Dani Bassett and Mason Porter, we are organizing the workshop “PARNET19” at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in...
February 7, 2019
Granular Experiments in Zero-G By kdaniel
In November 2018, we had a chance to fly a set of granular experiments on parabolic flights funded by NASA. Karen Daniels and undergraduate Tristan...