About the Conference

The series of Solid Mechanics Conferences have been organized by the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFTR PAS) since 1953, when the first conference was held in Karpacz, southern Poland. Initially, these conferences were of the summer school type and concentrated on problems of elasticity, plasticity and structural mechanics. Later, they became international conferences with considerable participation of scientists from foreign countries, and with much wider scope covering actual active research areas in solid mechanics. The conferences have maintained high scientific standard and served as a forum for exchange of ideas and research information. Traditionally a set of invited lectures have been presented at the Conferences by outstanding researchers. The example of a list of foreign general lecturers is presented beneath: