First IUTAM Symposium in Scotland

First IUTAM Symposium in Scotland

The University of Aberdeen will host a highly prestigious scientific event next summer, which will examine the development of new design and technologies for the engineering industry.

Sponsored by the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), the Nonlinear Dynamics for Advanced Technologies and Engineering Design will bring together key international experts in engineering and science from across the globe.

Chaired by Professor Marian Wiercigroch, Sixth Century Chair in Applied Dynamics at the University, the event is the first IUTAM symposium to be held in Scotland.

The aim will be to raise discussion on how nonlinear dynamics – a truly  inter and multidisciplinary science – can input into the creation of new technologies and designs which could radically improve our lives by being more efficient, economical and safer.

Professor Marian Wiercigroch said: "Hosting this internationally important symposium at the University of Aberdeen further establishes the institution's leading position in the area of nonlinear dynamics.

"The meeting will bring together key experts in the field including Professor Giuseppe Rega from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza', who will co-chair the event.

"The main aim of the meeting is to stimulate engineering science research to develop the technology for new generation products and processes which could lead to more effective, sensitive, accurate, and durable operations for the engineering industry than those which are currently available."

The  IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics for Advanced Technologies and Engineering Design will take place at the University from 27 to 30 July 2010.

For more information contact Professor M Wiercigroch FRSE on m.wiercigroch@abdn.ac.uk or 01224 272509.

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