Lake Como School of Advanced Studies in Mathematical Models for Bio-Medical Sciences

Dear All,

We would like to draw your attention to the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies in Mathematical Models for Bio-Medical Sciences  to be held from June 29 – July 3, 2020 at Villa del Grumello in Como.

The event is aimed at a broad audience of young researchers in mathematical modeling and analysis in applied sciences, particularly focusing on PhD students and postdocs. The summer school will consist of four main courses. The main courses will be given by:
Helen Byrne (Oxford University) – Approaches to modelling the growth and response to treatment of solid tumours
José Antonio Carrillo (Imperial College, London) – Cell-cell Adhesion micro-and macroscopic models via Aggregation-Diffusion systems
Harald Garcke (University of Regensburg) – Phase field approaches for tumour growth
John Lowengrub (University of California, Irvine) – Multiscale models of complex biological systems: Growth, patterning and morphogenesis

A limited number of short talks and posters will be scheduled. Interested candidates should apply for that during the registration. 
A limited amount of financial support for accommodation is available. Moreover, we offer to waive registration fee for a limited number of participants. 

For application for financial support, a letter of motivation and a CV should be submitted along with the registration. 

The deadline for application for financial support is March 31, 2020. The chosen participants will be notified by April 15, 2020.

The registration and payment deadline is June 15, 2020.

Detailed information on the summer school and the registration can be found at

We hope for a widespread participation in our summer school!

With best regards,
The Organizers
Pierluigi Colli and Elisabetta Rocca

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.

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,