Program
The meeting will start on Monday October 22, at 8.30 a.m. and end
at lunch time on Wednesday October 24, 2012.
Invited plenary lectures
G. Dal Maso, Sissa 
Mathematical models in fracture mechanics
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R. James, University of Minnesota 
An invariant manifold of molecular dynamics and its relation to continuum mechanics
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A. Kraynik, University of ErlangenNuremberg, ex Sandia National Laboratories 
Foam Rheology: from the cells' point of view
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I. Müller, TU Berlin 
Krzysztof Wilmanski  in Memoriam 

P. Podio Guidugli, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" 
On Heat Propagation in Rigid Conductors
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E. Virga, University of Pavia 
Ordering transition in ferrofluid films
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The Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III Lecture
The Society for Natural Philosophy is pleased to announce that
Professor Stuart S. Antman of the University of Maryland
will deliver the Truesdell Lecture.
The title of the lecture is:
Thresholds in Continuum Mechanics.
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Lectures
P. Biscari, Politecnico di Milano 
Permanent Effects in Shape Memory Alloys
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F. Pereira Duda, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 
Mechanics and Electrochemistry of Stimuli Responsive Polymer Gels: Theory and Applications
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P. Foti, Politecnico di Bari 
Phase transitions, hysteresis and bifurcation for generalized MooneyRivlin elastic bodies
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C. Lexcellent, FEMTOST Besançon 
Description of the transformation toughening behavior of a static crack along an interface between a shape memory alloy and an elastic material.
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G.P. Parry, University of Nottingham 
Types of symmetry for continuous and discrete defective crystals
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R. Segev, BenGurion University of the Negev 
Notes on the Configuration Spaces of Irregular Bodies
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L. Teresi, University of "Roma Tre" 
Gels, Cells, and the Engines of Motion
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M. Fraldi, University of Napoli Federico II 
New insights into singlecell mechanics
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A. Gamba, Politecnico di Torino 
Geometry, topology, and outofequilibrium dynamics in epithelial morphogenesis
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A. Giacomini, University of Brescia 
Quasistatic evolutions for linearly elasticperfectly plastic heterogeneous materials
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G. Lancioni, Università Politecnica delle Marche 
A onedimensional variational model for fracture and plasticity, based on diffuse cohesive energy
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M. Leoni, University of Trento 
Continuum mechanics in an atomistic frame: modelling strain effects in Xray powder diffraction
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A. Piccolroaz, Aberystwyth University 
Fracture in microstructured materials: continuum and discrete approaches
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