The Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials is delighted to host the 2024 Patterns in Geomechanics (PIG2024) Workshop. This is a 3 day event in Sydney, NSW, that brings together researchers in the field of pattern formation in geomechanics. The workshop will be held from 30 January to 2 February 2024.


Coming soon!


Submit a piece of art that captures a pattern found around Q Station (e.g. experimental demonstration, photo, movie, sculpture, rock sample). This should be supplemented with a two sentence explanation of the mechanism controlling this pattern. This will be judged by an expert panel on:

  1. Creativity
  2. Pattern-ness
  3. Geomechanical relevance


Most visitors to Australia need to apply in advance for a visa. Please see here for more details.

The workshop will be held at Q Station in Sydney. This is a lovely private location near Manly Beach. The venue can be accessed by car, bus or ferry. We highly recommend the ferry. The monthly average temperatures in Sydney in February are maximums of 26℃ and minimums of 19℃.


Please click here to register (link coming soon). Registration fees cover all lunches and dinners, plus workshop attendance. The rates are:

  • Standard registration – $600
  • Student registration – $300
  • Partner (Dinners only) – $200


You can book directly with the venue here (link to be added). Please keep in mind that these rooms are reserved for us only until DATE TO BE ADDED, and may get booked out after that date. Whilst we highly recommend staying with the rest of the attendees, there are also many hotels and apartments nearby.


If we get some it will appear here.