Experimental Flowing Matter – COST MP1305 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey

Location: Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
13-15 April 2016

Website: Experimental Flowing Matter – COST MP1305 Workshop

Meltem Elitas, Sabanci University(TR)
Giovanni Volpe, University of Gothenburg (SE)

Work Group 1 (Experiments) of the COST Action MP1305
13-15 April 2016 — Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey)

The goal of COST Action MP1305 is to stimulate the interaction between the different scientific communities working on Flowing Matter: complex fluids (suspensions, granular materials, glasses, rheology), active matter (biological and synthetic micro-swimmers, bird flocks, insect swarms), and complex flows (turbulence, chaotic flows). This workshop will focus on experimental aspects of all three themes, and will foster the exchange of ideas and support new collaborations between different communities.

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Nuno Araujo
Jens Elgeti
Meltem Elitas
Thomas Franosch
Alper Kiraz
Hartmut Löwen
Paolo Malgaretti
Alvaro Marin
Ignacio Pagonabarraga
Burcin Unlu
Giorgio Volpe
Giovanni Volpe

Organizing Committee

Lyderic Bocquet, Meltem Elitaş, Valeria Garbin, Irene Giardina, Elisabeth Guazzelli, Detlef Lohse, Alper Kiraz, Chao Sun, Federico Toschi, Burçin Ünlü, Giovanni Volpe


13 April 2016
17:00-18:00 Registration (SUNUM, Sabanci University)
18:00-20:00 Dinner (Sabanci University)

14-15 April 2016

16 April 2016
10:00-18:00 Social program: Bosphorus tour (detailed information will be given at the registration)



SUNUM, Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey)
Location on Google Maps: click here
Sabanci University address: Orta Mah. Universite Cad. No: 27., 34956, Tuzla, Istanbul


  • To/from Ramada Plaza and the conference place: transportation will be provided for free by the hotel.
  • To/from Workinn Hotel and the conference place: transportation will be provided for free by the hotel.
  • To/from Şeker Pınarı Hotel and the conference place: transportation will be self-organised:
    the participants staying at Şeker Pınarı Hotel will gather in the reception hall at 8:10, groups will be formed
    and each group will proceed by taxi.

Welcome Reception

A welcome reception will be held on Wednesday (13 April) evening, at SUNUM, before dinner.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held on Friday (15 April) evening at Dodo Marin Balık restaurant.
We will leave from the university at 19:00.

Social Program

A tour of the Bosphorus will be organized on Saturday 16 for the interested participants.

How to reach Sabanci University and the Hotels

  • from Airport Istanbul Ataturk: (source: here) one way is the following
    1. from the airport to Taksim via bus (IETT bus (96T) or HAVAS shuttle,
      available in front of the terminal exit),
    2. and then from Taksim to Sabanci University Campus via bus (http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/transportation/shuttle-hours)
  • from Airport Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen: the best way is by taxi (it is near Sabanci University, it takes about 15-20 min)


General meeting questions, registration, housing, and program information:

Note: Important announcements, if any, will be given during the workshop at the beginning of each session.