I will be speaking at the London Mathematical Society’s Graduate Students’ Meeting tomorrow morning, on *Not-so-continuum mechanics: Mathematical modelling of granular flows*. It’s meant to be a gentle introduction to granular phenomena, and I will introduce a basic version of the *μ*(*I*) rheology, a fairly (but not universally!) successful description of granular flow. Here’s a practice version of the talk.

The talks are meant to be aimed at `a general mathematical audience’. My talk assumes no mathematical knowledge beyond A-level Mechanics. I’m having some trouble understanding some abstracts for the other talks, and I’m not sure if my talk is just better-aimed at a general audience, or if theirs are, and there are just huge gaps in my mathematical training (which there are: I’ve never done any algebra beyond basic group theory, or any number theory or combinatorics).