15th GAMM-Seminar on Microstructures

Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris
January 22 - 23, 2016


Gilles A. Francfort
gilles.francfort (at) univ-paris13.fr

Christian Miehe
Stephan Teichtmeister
Lukas Boeger
gamm-micro (at) mechbau.uni-stuttgart.de

Workshop topics
The seminar will focus on various aspects of microstructures in solid mechanics, material science and applied mathematics:
  • Theoretical and computational modeling of materials with evolving microstructures (plasticity, damage, phase transitions, electro-magneto-mechanics, ...)
  • Experimental results on the formation and evolution of microstructure (lamination, phase transformation, ...)
  • Mathematical analysis, variational formulations, treatment of non-convex problems, relaxation methods
  • Multiscale methods and computational tools for the determination of effective properties of micro-heterogeneous materials
The seminar is intended to give the opportunity to discuss and compare different approaches to the above areas as well as to stimulate and create perspectives for future research.
The seminar starts Friday, January 22, 2016 at 08:15 with registration and opening remarks. On Saturday, January 23, 2016, sessions and keynote lectures will take place until 16:00. A complete preliminary programme can be downloaded here.
Keynote speakers:
Antoine Gloria (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Dennis Kochmann (Caltech)
Jean-Jaques Marigo (Ecole Polytechnique Paris)
Mark Peletier (TU Eindhoven)
Pictures taken at the conference can be seen here. There is an overview as well as a link to the zip archive of all images in their uncompressed format.
Abstracts to be printed in the seminar booklet should be submitted in plain text (LaTeX code) via email before October 31, 2015. Half-page abstracts (200-300 words) will be sufficient, the maximum length of an abstract should not exceed one page. A LaTeX template can be found here.
Registration is most easily done via email (gamm-micro @ mechbau.uni-stuttgart.de). Alternatively, download the announcement flyer with registration form. The conference fee of Euro 80,- covers expenses for the organization, including the conference dinner and coffee breaks. Accompanying persons will be charged Euro 50,-. Payment is requested via bank transfer (free of bank charges by receiver) by October 31, 2015. The banking account is

Account holder Universität Stuttgart
Bank Baden-Württembergische Bank, Stuttgart, Germany
IBAN DE51 6005 0101 7871 5216 87
Purpose Finanzstelle: 021010, Fonds: 86027504, [Name of Participant]

Those willing to attend the lectures without partaking in lunches and dinner, please contact us via gamm-micro (at) mechbau.uni-stuttgart.de
The seminar will be hosted at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris, near the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Panthéon (RER: Luxembourg, Metro 10: Maubert Mutualité):

Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP)
11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
75231 Paris Cedex 05
Tel.: +33 (0)144 276488

For exact locations, directions to the institute, the conference dinner and an informal social event on thursday night, please refer to the first pages of the program.
Hotels in walking distance from the IHP are:
Hôtel Excelsior
20 rue Cujas, 75005 Paris
+33 146347950

Hôtel Maxim
28 rue Censier, 75005 Paris
+ 33 143311615

Hôtel de Senlis
7-9 rue Malebranche, 75005 Paris
+33 143299310

Hôtel Dauphine Saint Germain
36 rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris
+33 143267434, +33 156811010

Hôtel Cluny la Sorbonne
8 rue Victor Cousin, 75005 Paris
+33 143546666

Hôtel Pierre Nicole
39 Rue Pierre Nicole, 75005 Paris
+33 1 43 54 76 86
The seminar is supported by the German Research Foundation DFG.