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CECAM/Psi-k Workshop: "Emergence of surface and interface structure from friction, fracture and deformation"

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Dear Colleague,

 we are pleased to announce a four-day CECAM/Psi-k Workshop on

 "Emergence of surface and interface structure from friction, fracture and deformation",

that will take place at the EPFL campus in Lausanne from Tuesday 24th July to Friday 27th July 2018.

The workshop will look from different perspectives (both experimental and theoretical) at the emergence of surface/interface structure in materials upon deformation. Examples of thematic areas that will be addressed by the workshop are the roughness of fracture surfaces, the evolution of topography during frictional loading or surface structures (wrinkles, folds) generated by elastic and plastic instabilities.

This workshop will bring together world leading experimentalists and modellers and address length scales that range from the atomic to the geological scale. The main goals are to highlight the most relevant open problems and identify those which can be attacked by combining existing techniques.

More background information about the workshop can be found at, where the programme will also be published in due course. A list of confirmed speakers and participants can be found at

There are still some places available for participants. We encourage young researchers to apply and submit an abstract for a poster presentation. Detailed information about the workshop, as well as the application form, can be found at When applying, please provide a very brief outline CV as well as the poster abstract. Since the number of participants is limited due to space reasons, we suggest to apply as soon as possible. A selection process based on poster abstracts will take place after the application deadline (15th April 2018). Note that no registration fees will be charged.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Lausanne,

Alessandro De Vita (King’s College London), James Kermode (University of Warwick), Gianpietro Moras (Fraunhofer IWM), Lars Pastewka (University of Freiburg)

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