Fry Conference Series: Applied Mathematical Challenges and Recent Advances in the Micro-Mechanics of Matter 2022

01 Mar 2022, by ablahatherell in Events

1 – 2 September 2022

The Fry Conference Series events are being held to celebrate the move of the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol to the recently refurbished Fry Building. The historic, Grade II listed Fry building is situated at the heart of the university campus, providing world class facilities for teaching and research. Find out more about the Fry Building. 

Understanding the mechanical behaviour of solids, liquids and soft and biological materials requires insight into phenomena at different length scales (from bacterial films to volcanic flows). They are both a scientific challenge and an important technological problem. An overarching framework is provided by the name “micro-mechanics”. Combining techniques from continuum mechanics, dynamical systems and statistical mechanics, micro-mechanics uses knowledge of their microscopic structure to make predictive models of the mechanical properties of liquids, solids and soft matter.

Taking place over two days, this international conference features a distinguished line up of speakers, covering a broad range of topics in the micro-mechanics of fluids and materials.


Andrew Hogg (Bristol)
Stephen Wiggins (Bristol)


Lydia Bourouiba (MIT) [Public Lecture]
Mike Cates (Cambridge)
Elisabeth Guazzelli (Paris)
Randall Kamien (Pennsylvania)
Andrea Liu (Pennsylvania)
Detlef Lohse (Twente)
Cristina Marchetti (UC Santa Barbara)
Howard Stone (Princeton)
Julia Yeomans (Oxford)

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Information on past Fry Conference Series is available here

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