MATHEMATICS IN MEDICINE PROGRAMME, 1994-95


WORKSHOP : Biomechanics 5 - 9 December 1994

Invited speakers:

R. Skalak (UCSD)
R. McNeill Alexander (Leeds)
S. Cowin (NYCU)
R. Huiskes (Nijmegen)
T. McMahon (Harvard)

Certain actions which we perform every day, such as walking and running, involve the coordination of many parts of the body and how our muscles and bones react to these movements and are affected by them present challenging problems to model. On a more microscopic level, how cells deform and interact with their local environment and move within their surroundings can have important consequences at the macroscopic level. Biomechanics seeks to apply the mathematical theories of solid and fluid mechanics to the various workings of the human body such as the various problems outlined above.

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