Continuum Mechanics Seminar Series

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Continuum Mechanics Seminar Series

 Apr 16 2021

14:00 - 15:00


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


Fridays afternoons via Zoom (see individual start times below).

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.

Future Seminars:

16 April 2021 (rescheduled from 19 March) at 14.00 BST

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

Past Seminars:

26 March 2021

Peter Stewart, University of Glasgow - Dynamical fracture: a continuum derivation of the velocity gap

  • Recording is available here

5 March 2021

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

  • Recording is available here 


19 February 2021

Anja Schlomerkemper, University of Wuerzburg - About some notions of polyconvexity


5 February 2021

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


15 January 2021

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

  • Recording is available here


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


4 December 2020

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

  • Recording is available here