The objective of this workshop will be to bring together international experts in engineering, mathematics, and physics to have an open discussion on the possibility of multiscale modeling for engineering applications and the potential and shortcomings of existing mathematical and physical approaches for solving such problems. It is also our goal to expose a select set of talented graduate students to these deliberations, and encourage them in their research by providing them appropriate opportunity to display their own work in multiscale modeling.
Our hope is to assemble an interdisciplinary group of individuals to debate the core technical issues in perhaps the most important question of modern science and technology. A primary goal is to go beyond the hype associated with popular renditions of the potential of multiscale modeling and appraise its possibilities in concrete terms through the participation of experts familiar with specific methodologies in this vast and difficult subject. The workshop is driven by core engineering-application-needs, but intends to involve pre-eminent mathematicians and physicists in a dialog with engineers to foster a three-way cross-fertilization of ideas and practical methodology.