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Oregon physicists use geometry to understand 'jamming' process

March 20, 2014

Peter Morse, left, and Eric Corwin University of Oregon physicists using a supercomputer and mathematically rich formulas have captured fundamental insights about what happens when objects moving freely jam to a standstill. Full Story

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