One main idea of the colloquium is to generate a beneficial exchange between current knowledge in mechanics and mathematics. The organizers understand this as a crucial prerequisite to reach the far goal of the field: a robust and stable non-linear finite element technology which can be suitably adapted to the special needs of the non-linear modeling of interest.

It is planned to have for each topic area about the same number of speakers from mathematics and mechanics. There are 30 minutes scheduled for each presentation. Alternatively, each speaker is given the opportunity to choose an interactive format for his/her talk. Additionally, a “round table” discussion is planned after each topic area.

Each contribution should contain at least one of the previously mentioned sources of non-linearity. See "About" for more information.

Please send your abstract in A4 format (one page max. including references, Word / Latex):

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2019

Registration deadline: February 28, 2019

We would be honored if you could join the colloquium. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact us:

Prof. Stefanie Reese
RWTH Aachen University
Instute of Applied Mechanics
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Str. 1
D-52074 Aachen
Country: Germany
Phone: +49 241 80 25000
Fax: +49 241 80 22001
Prof. Peter Hansbo
Jönköping University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
SE-55111 Jönköping
Country: Sweden