CM | 21/02/2018
The program will run from 30 April - 11 May 2018

Coordinators: Lasse Laurson, Joachim Matthiesen, Stephane Santucci

Numerous systems including deformation and fracture of materials, dynamics of domain walls in ferromagnets, and earthquakes respond to slow and smooth external driving by exhibiting intermittent and bursty dynamics, or crackling noise, consisting of a sequence of events with a broad size distribution. A major challenge we aim to address within this program is that in many cases, the relevant empirical and experimental phenomena...

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CM | 22/02/2018
Symposium Organizers: Craig Maloney & M. Carmen Miguel

October 10-12, 2018, Leganés, Madrid (Spain)

This symposium will bring together researchers working on experiments, theory, and numerical simulation from across disciplines including theoretical mechanics, statistical mechanics, and materials science on a variety of material systems where the randomness and the statistical distribution of local properties gove rns the macroscopic response. The systems of interest...

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Effects of heterogeneous social interactions on flocking dynamics
M.C. Miguel, J.T. Parley & R. Pastor-Satorras
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 068303 (2018)

Deformation and failure of curved colloidal crystal shells
C. Negri, A.L. Sellerio, S. Zapperi & M.C. Miguel.
PNAS 112, no. 47, 14545-14550 (2015)