Mechanics & Physics of Solids (8818)

August 7 – August 17, 2018


Cargèse, France 


  • Matteo Ciccotti (ESPCI, I2CAM)

  • Véronique Lazarus (ENSTA ParisTech, I2CAM)

  • Frederic Lechenault (ENS Paris, I2CAM)

  • Benoit Roman (ESPCI, I2CAM)



The aim of the international Summer School on «MEchanics and Physics of STretchable Objects (MEPHiSTO)» is to provide PhD students and researchers with a new wider point of view in research by a series of lectures

given by the best international specialists in the emerging domains at the interface between mechanics and physics: material failure, non-linear mechanics and instabilities, complex and network multi-scale materials.

Together with the recent development of enhanced experimental techniques, with the large strain rheology, with the extreme advances in simulations at both atomistic and continuum lengthscales, the modeling of the properties of soft complex materials by methods of physical mechanics has lead to huge advances in the understanding of the relationship between their microstructures and their complex mechanical properties, as well as in the development of new materials with improved mechanical properties and functionalities, such as tough hydrogels, artificial tissues, soft robots, artificial muscles or transparent ionically conducting materials, metamaterials.


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