Call for abstracts, 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (CanCNSM2013) in Montreal(Jul23-26), deadline March 1stSubmitted by zichen on Mon, 2013-02-18 11:57.
A possible explanation of the variety of fingerprints comes from the consideration of the mechanics of tissue growth. Formation of fingerprints can be a result of the surface buckling of the growing skin. Remarkably, the surface bifurcation enjoys infinite multiplicity. The latter can be a reason for the variety of fingerprints. Tissue morphogenesis with the surface buckling mechanism and the growth theory underlying this mechanism are presented in the attached notes.