Summer school “Geometrical modelisation in solid mechanics”

Dear colleagues, please note the following invitation to the summer school “Geometrical modelisation in solid mechanics”.

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the summer school 

organized by the GDR Géométrie Differentielle et Mécanique and 
Centre Henri Lebesgue which will be held in Piriac-sur-Mer (Brittany, France).

This research school is organized from Monday 8th to Friday 12th of June 2020 with 4 lectures of 8h :

Lecture 1 by Peter Olver : 
 Ttitle Symmetry, conservation laws, and moving frames
 Keyword Lie  group, group action, infinitesimal generator, Lie algebra,  prolongation, partial differential equation, calculus of variations,  Euler--Lagrange equations, conservation law, Noether's Theorem,  elasticity, differential invariant, moving frame, signature, invariant  curve and surface flows
Lecture 2 by Arash Yavari :
 Title Geometric Nonlinear Elasticity and Anelasticity
 Keyword Nonlinear  elasticity, dislocations, disclinations, point defects, growth  mechanics, accretion, material manifold, residual stress, moving frames,  Bilby-Kroner-Lee decomposition
Lecture 3 by Patrizio Neff :
 Title  Scales in solids
 Keyword Microstructured  continua, micromorphic continua, Cosserat model, Cauchy model (Piola,  Green-Lagrange strains), second gradient models, Mindlin-Eringen model,  lattices.
Lecture 4 by Patrick Verovic :
 Title Finsler geometry for mechanics
 Keyword Generalized metrics, generalized Lagrangian, Finsler geometry, fracture, cavitation, phase fields.

You are kindly requested to register for the school be
fore March 12th, 2020

Registration form and additional informations are available at

The conference fee covering local expenses is 400 Euros. 
This includes 

Lodging at VVF Piriac-sur-mer during the school
All meals at the conference center
Coffe/Tea breaks

We  look forward to seeing you in  Piriac-sur-Mer.  We would also appreciate if you forward this summer-school announcement  to your colleagues who might be interested in attending. If you have any questions please contact us by e-mail 

With best regards, 

The Organizing Committee 

Guy CASALE, Université de Rennes 1
Aziz HAMDOUNI, Université de La Rochelle
Loïc LE MARREC, Université de Rennes 1 

The Scientific Commitee
Boris KOLEV, ENS Paris-Saclay
Camille LAURENT GENGOUX, Université de Lorraine
Joel MERKER, Université de Paris-SUD
Tudor RATIU, Université Jia-Tong Shanghai
Claude STOLZ, Ecole Centrale Nantes

This conference is supported by Université Rennes 1, GDR-GDM, CHL, 
CNRS, GDR-GDM, GDR-Meca-Wave, Régions Bretagne et Pays de Loire, ANR.

Seminar “Selected problems in mathematical modelling” — summer semester 2019/2020

Dear colleagues, dear students,

the seminar Selected problems in mathematical modelling also known as the diploma thesis seminar will start on Monday 2nd March 2020. (We expect that the seminar will take place irregularly on Monday at 17:40 in the lecture room K358MUUK. Please check our webpages for updates.) This year we will start with a short lecture/course “How to present well“. The lecture will be given by Zdeňka Crkalová, and it will be given in Czech. Zdeňka will give you some tips on how to improve your presentation skills, and she will also attend your lectures during the semester, and she will try to comment on the quality of your presentation.

Thesis defense — 4th February 2020

We are proud to announce that David Cichra, Vojtěch Kubáč, Jakub Kvorka and Martin Šípka have successfully defended their theses entitled Implicit constitutive relations in lower dimensional models in continuum mechanics (David Cichra), Comparison of possible formulations of fluid-structure interactions with application in biomechanics (Vojtěch Kubáč), The effect of a subsurface ocean on the heat transfer in an icy moon (Jakub Kvorka) and Modeling of anisotropic viscoelastic fluids (Martin Šípka). Congratulations!

Modeling of Biomaterials

Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to the doctoral school Modeling of Biomaterials. The school is organised jointly with Sorbonne University and Heidelberg University, and it is focused on various approaches to the modelling of biomaterials. If you want to participate in the school, please register at the school webpage. We can provide some funding to students of mathematical modelling — if you are interested, please contact us (Vít Průša,

After-Christmas party

We cordially invite you to the traditional Christmas party of mathematical modeling in non-traditional post-Christmas time: on Monday, January 6, 2020 in the auditorium K1 (Sokolovská 83) from 19:00.

Here you can enjoy goulash, sandwiches or a mulled wine and sing Christmas carols. We would like to invite not only students, graduates and teachers associated with this field, but also their partners, friends and all fans of mathematical modeling.

Do not forget your musical instruments! And if you want to behave responsibly to nature, take your own cup with you.

Informal meeting on the occasion of the beginning of the semester

Informal meeting on the occasion of the beginning of the semester will take place in restaurant Globus (Křižíkova 512/68, Praha 8-Karlín) on Tuesday 15th October at 18:30. All teachers, students, perspective students and especially 1st year students of mathematical modelling are cordially invited!

If you want to participate, please confirm your participation by sending an email to Karel Tůma (

PhD positions in cardiovascular modeling and inverse problems

Dear colleagues,

we are resending an email by our former student Radek Chabiniok regarding the call for PhD positions in Cristobal Bertoglio group. Please see the attached document for further details.

Dear All,

Please find attached information about 2 interesting PhD projects on interdisciplinary topic (combining applied mathematics, imaging and cardiology) opened by Dr. Cristobal Bertoglio. If you or somebody around you is interested, please do spread the information, and don’t hesitate to directly contact Cristobal (in Cc.) with any questions. 

Best wishes,