Welcome to Minsk !

    Dear colleagues!

    On behalf of the International Organizing Committee and the Advisory Board, it is our great
pleasure to invite you to participate the  1st International Conference “Shell
 and Membrane
Theories in Mechanics and Biology: From Macro- to Nanoscale
 Structures” (SMT in
to be held at the Belarusian State University, September
 16-20, 2013, Minsk (Belarus).

   The main purpose of these meetings is to bring together mechanical engineers, 
mathematicians, physicists and other specialists carrying out researches in such
 areas as
Theories of Shells and Membranes 
in order to discuss important results and
 new ideas support
and promote interdisciplinary research activity 
in these broad but
 allied fields. The new trends
in application in Mechanical, Civil and Aero-Space 
Engineering, as well as in new branches like
Medicine and Biology demand
 the improvements of the 
theoretical foundations of these
theories. The forum is
 addressed to the broad spectrum of scientists from 
different fields of
Mechanics, Biomechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Biology, etc. Although 
all papers
related to the shell-like structures, membranes and films or to adjacent
 fields in Mechanics,
Physics, etc. are welcomed, the focus will be made at presentations
 which relate to the new
approaches, methods and applications describing
non-classical effects (e.g., the
small-size effects at the 
micro- and nanoscale level, etc).
 The applied studies in Industry,
Medicine, Biology and Nanotechnology 
are highly
 welcomed. Educational aspects in
biomechanics and nanomechanics will be also
 the conference topic.

Please join us at the Conference “SMT in MB-2013”, meet specialists in the field, and enjoy
touristic attraction and cultural heritage of Minsk and Belarus.

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