Workshop on Mathematics of Climate Change, Related Natural Hazards and Risks
The workshop will bring together about 40 young researchers, mainly from Latin America and the Caribbean and a dozen distinguished scientists, each of which will give several lectures on a chosen topic. The workshop is part of the world initiative “Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013” (www.mpe2013.org). It is jointly organized by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), and IUGG. It is sponsored by the International Council of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) and partly funded by a grant from the International Council for Science (ICSU). It is supported by the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC), the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, and CIMAT (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas). The members of the Scientific Committee are Susan Friedlander (IMU), Ilya Zaliapin (IUGG) and Paul F. Linden (IUTAM). More details are available on the following website: http://www.mca2013.org/en/programme/satelite-activities/workshop-on-mathematics-of-climate-change.html.
The 17th U.S. National Congress Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
The 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics will be held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center of Michigan State University from June 15-20, 2014. John Foss and Tom Pence will serve as co-chairs of this event.
Technical sessions will cover a range of topics, including fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, controls, biomechanics, computational mechanics, applied physics, and applied mathematics. We are hopeful that our faculty colleagues will encourage their graduate students to attend the Congress. We are offering reasonably priced on-campus lodging and expect to draw students from the many universities within driving distance and beyond. These students will have an opportunity to be among their peers and to make contact with leading experts in mechanics. As a point of interest, there are 12 PhD granting universities within 250 miles of East Lansing with an additional 16 universities within 500 miles. The Congress is now accepting proposals to organize minisymposia. You may propose to organize a minisymposia by clicking here. You may view more information and stay up-to-date about the national congrees by visiting the congress website.
The Congress is not yet accepting abstracts for contributed presentations.
Eric Shaqfeh elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
USNC/TAM would like to congratulate committee member Eric Shaqfeh for being elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Eric has been recognized for contributions to dynamics and rheology of complex fluids, including polymeric liquids, vesicles, and fiber suspensions.
Call for Proposals to organize USNC/TAM sponsored AmeriMech Symposia
The U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM) invites proposals for organizing AmeriMech Symposia. AmeriMech symposia are intended to promote interactions among researchers in an area of contemporary interest in the mechanics of fluids and solids. It is expected that the symposia will address topics of a specialized nature, will be small in size (about 50 participants) with minimal cost, held in an informal setting, encourage participation of young researchers, and promote interdisciplinary ideas and discussions. This format allows for in-depth discussions and close interactions between participants. Such symposia are known to help assess the state-of-the-art and chart new directions for the future. The deadline for proposal submission is April 30th; please view the flyer for more information.
Congratulations to Nadine Aubry - First Female Member elected to the IUTAM Bureau!
Nadine Aubry, dean of Northeastern University's College of Engineering, has been elected to serve on the IUTAM Bureau. Dr. Aubry is a widely known leader in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly fluid mechanics. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering has has held leadership roles nationally and internationally. She was elected Vice Chair--to become Chair Elect and Chair--of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. Dr. Aubry is a former chair of the U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics- the National Research Council committee that represents the U.S. nationally and internationally in scientific matters related to the field of mechanics. Dr. Aubry's groundbreaking contributions to fluid dynamics also earned her the distinction of Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Physical Society, the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Description taken from http:www.northeastern.edu/news/2012/06/aubry/