The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai                        

February 1-4, 2016                                                                     


    Friction and fracture, abundant in diverse natural and industrial phenomena, are often inter-linked. The aim of the meeting is to focus on the multi-scale description of the processes and the mechanisms involved, from the micro to the macro scales. The meeting aims to focus on various experimental, theoretical and computational aspects of friction and fracture, summarise current understanding, discuss future directions and emerging problems.