Continuum Mechanics Seminar Series

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Continuum Mechanics Seminar Series

 Feb 05 2021

14:00 - 15:00


  • Apala Majumdar, University of Strathclyde
  • Joseph Harris, University of Strathclyde


Fridays at 14.00 GMT via Zoom.

Continuum Mechanics is a hugely successful and thriving subject in UK applied mathematics, typically in the context of modelling problems in physical sciences, engineering and biology. In light of the pandemic crisis, we hope to bring together leading Continuum Mechanics research groups from around the world. This virtual seminar series will serve as an excellent platform for large national and international consortia, funding opportunities and as an inspiring resource for junior researchers. This seminar series is also endorsed by the journal Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids.

Register here

Registration will close at 12.00 on the day of the seminar. The meetings will be held using Zoom and joining details will be sent after 12.00 on the day of the seminar.

Upcoming Seminars:

5 February 2021

Stephen Wilson, University of Strathclyde - Mathematical Modelling of Evaporating Droplets

19 February 2021

Anja Schlomerkemper, University of Wuerzburg - TBA


5 March 2021

Peter Sternberg, Indiana University, USA - A One-Dimensional Variational Problem for Cholesteric Liquid Crystals with Disparate Elastic Constants


19 March 2021

Celia Reina, Penn State University - Continuum mechanics of non-equilibrium phenomena: a journey through space and time scales


26 March 2021

David Steigmann, UC Berkeley - Independent tilt fields on asymmetric lipid bilayers


Previous Seminars:

15 January 2021

Chris Budd, University of Bath - Conceptual models for the ice ages

18 December 2020

Angela Mihai, Cardiff University - Likely instabilities in liquid crystal elastomers


11 December 2020

William Parnell, The University of Manchester - Elastostatic cloaking, low frequency elastic wave transparency and neutral inclusions

  • Recording is available here


4 December 2020

Alain Goriely, University of Oxford - On the shape of planets

  • Recording is available here