Symposium: Fracmeet-2020

About: The micro-mechanics of heterogeneous materials with randomness in structure is a burgeoning multidisciplinary research area which overlaps the scientific branches of materials science, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, geophysics, and biology. The prediction of the behavior of heterogeneous materials by the use of properties of constituents and their micro-structures is a central issue of micro-mechanics.

This symposium, jointly organized with the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, aims to address the most recent standing of mechanics of porous media, granular systems, glassy and amorphous materials, bio-materials etc from the point of view of statistical physics.

Invited Speakers:

Bikas K. Chakrabarti (SINP, Kolkata & SNBCBS, Kolkata, India)

Lucas Goehring (NTU, Nottingham, UK)

Takahiro Hatano (Osaka University, Osaka, Japan)

Ferenc Kun (University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary)

Osvanny Ramos (Institut Lumière Matière, Lyon, France) [yet to confirm]

Jürgen Horbach (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany) [yet to confirm]

Stephane Roux (LMT Cachan, Cachan, France) [yet to confirm]

Nima Shokri (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK) [yet to confirm]

Smarajit Karmakar (TIFR Hyderabad, India)

Michael Zaiser (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Fürth, Germany) [yet to confirm]

Akio Nakahara (Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan) [yet to confirm]

Alex Hansen (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway) [yet to confirm]

Stefano Zapperi (University of Milan, Italy) [yet to confirm]


Conveners: Fracmeet-2020

Purusattam Ray (IMSc, Chennai)

Pinaki Choudhuri (IMSc, Chennai)

Soumyajyoti Biswas (SRM University - AP, Amaravati)


Message for the participants:

Please note that the registration, accommodation and other details for this symposium are the same as the main conference. You can check those here [hyperlink “here” to]


For any queries regarding the symposium, please contact:

Soumyajyoti Biswas


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