Please join us on the first day of ICAR 2012 (Tuesday 2nd July 16.00-17.30) for a series of short topical introductions to the field and discussions. Find out how mechanics could enrich your everyday view of plants, and your research!
The mechanics of plant growth is a historically rich field, which has provided great insight into how plants grow. The field is undergoing a recent resurgence due to the development of new experimental methods, new modeling techniques, and the application of new technologies (e.g. micro- and nano-indentation, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, advanced imaging and quantification tools, Finite Element modeling).
This Workshop aims at two vital purposes:
- to (re)introduce the idea of growth mechanics to the plant community
- to provide a forum for imperative discussions regarding the application of a mechanical lens to the study of plant growth.
With short informative talks from:
Arezki Boudaoud (ENS Lyon, FR)