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International Conference on

Continuous and Discrete Modelling in Mechanics

in Memory of Prof. Henryk Zorski

September 5 - 9, 2005

Warsaw, Poland




General Information

The conference was dedicated to the late Prof. Henryk Zorski. His scientific contributions, organization of research under very difficult political circumstances, and teaching influenced considerably the shape of XXth Century mechanics not only in Poland but in many other countries of the world as well.

The conference is affiliated to the International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics in whose creation Henryk Zorski was actively involved. It is sponsored by the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of Polish Academy of Sciences.



Institute of Fundamental Technological Research,

Swietokrzyska 21, 00-049 Warsaw, Poland.




Prof. Dr. Witold Gutkowski, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Swietokrzyska 21, 00-049 Warszawa, Poland. e-mail: Tel. +4822-8268802; fax: +4822-8274699.


Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Wilmanski, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Mohrenstr. 39, 10117 Berlin, Germany. e-mail: Tel. +4930-20372545; fax: +4930-2044975




Scientific Committee

G. Barenblatt (USA, Russia), G. Capriz (Italy), M. Kleiber (Poland), R. J. Knops (UK), A. M. Kosevich (Ukraine), G. Maugin (France), I. Müller (Germany), T. Ruggeri (Italy), L. Turski (Poland).


Local Organizing Committee

T. Lipniacki (Poland) – chairman,  B. Gambin (Poland), E. Infeld (Poland),

T. A. Kowalewski (Poland),




Main Topics

·       Mathematical foundations of mechanics

·       Nonlinear continuum and discrete mechanics

·       Defects in continua

·       Waves in continua

·       Coupled fields

·       Biomechanics (conjoined with ABIOMED)  

·       Entropy and information theory



Invited Speakers

G. Capriz (Italy), B. Coleman (USA), M. Elzanowski (USA), B. Gambin (Poland), E. Infeld (Poland), M. Kimmel (USA), M. Kleiber (Poland), R. Knops (UK), T. Lipniacki (Poland), G. Maugin (France), M. Micunovic (Yugoslavia), I. Müller (Germany), Z. Olesiak (Poland), H. Petryk (Poland), T. Ruggeri (Italy), J. Slawianowski (Poland), K. Sobczyk (Poland), L. Turski (Poland), Cz. Wozniak (Poland)



 The scientific programme  consists of:

·       invited lectures  of 30 minutes duration (including discussion).

·       contributed presentations of 20 and 30 minutes duration (including discussion)


See details here.



There will be a book of abstracts (one page summary) available during the conference. Full papers are invited for publication in the special issue of „Archives of Mechanics“. They will be subject to the usual rules for the publication in the Journal.


Important dates

1. Registration (electronic or personal), and one-page abstract submission – until August 26, 2005.

2. Paper acceptance – August 31, 2005

3. Conference fee – August 31, 2005

4. Conference: September 5-9, 2005.

5. Manuscripts (full papers) for the publication in the special issue of „Archives of Mechanics“: until November 15, 2005.





Current information on the conference can be found on the page:


There is a link to this page from the homepage of the International Society for the Interaction of Mechanics and Mathematics:


Address for correspondence:


Correspondence related to the Conference should be sent to:
Chairman of Local Organizing Committee
Dr Tomasz Lipniacki
IPPT PAN, Swietokrzyska 21
PL 00-049 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +4822-8269803
Fax: +4822-8274699 or -8269815



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