#### Theory of Elasticity - applications to the physics of bacteria

- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 21st January 2015
- Speaker: Dr Bartlomiej Waclaw (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB

### Event details

In this talk I will present a brief overview of the (almost exclusively linear) elasticity theory from a point of view of a physicist (myself) interested in applying it to bacteria and bacterial colonies. I will discuss what types of problems one may encounter, basic notation, some fundamental equations, and their solutions in a few special, highly-symmetric cases. This is the first of a series of "continuum mechanics" talks that will be delivered by the members of "continuum mechanics club", some of them as regular "theory club" talks, but most at separate meetings of the said "club" (date/time not known yet).

This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..

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