Friday, January 13, 2006

Special events for R.D. Mindlin's 100th anniversary

Raymond D. Mindlin, one of the greatest solid mechanicians of the 20th century, was born on September 17, 1906, in New York City. Professor Mindlin had made seminal contributions to many branches of applied mechanics, including photoelasticity, three-dimensional elasticity, contact and impact mechanics, waves and vibrations, piezoelectricity, gradient theories, unified multiscale constitutive theories, etc. His pioneering work has inspired many of the contemporary research areas, ranging from solid mechanics to soil mechanics, from structural mechanics to lattice theory, from size effect in metals to mechanics of quantum dots. In recognition of his achievement, a couple of events are planned in the year 2006.

Mindlin Centennial Symposium, jointly sponsored by the ASCE and ASME, will be held at the 15th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (http://usnctam06.colorado.edu) at University of Colorado at Boulder, on June 25-30, 2006. Abstracts should be sent by email as attached PDF files to xichen@civil.columbia.edu and ruihuang@mail.utexas.edu , with a copy to usnctam06@colorado.edu . The deadline for abstract submission is January 15th, 2006.

Mindlin Session at the 2006 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (http://www.ieee-uffc.org/2006fcs/), sponsored by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society, will be held at Miami, Florida, on June 5-7, 2006. Abstract deadline is January 27, 2006."

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