Mini-symposium on “Silk mechanics” @ ECSM, Madrid

19. May 2015

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 9th European conference on Solid Mechanics. The conference will be held in Madrid from the 6th to the 9th July and will feature a mini-symposium that is organized by Prof. Gustavo Guinea, Madrid, and us. The symposium will cover the latest advancements of our understanding of spider silk mechanics: a material with promising applications due to its physical and chemical properties. For more information, an abstract with a short description of the symposium’s aims can be found here.

About HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.

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