55th Meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy: Microstructure, defects, and growth in mechanics

September 13-15, 2019

Loyola University Chicago

About the meeting

The 55th meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy will be held September 13-15, 2019, Friday through Sunday, at Loyola University Chicago. The Society was founded in 1963. For information on past meetings go to the SNP website.


All talks will be in Room 123/124 of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES), which is building 41 on this map.

Truesdell Lecture

  • Richard James, University of Minnesota
  • Keynote Speakers

  • Eliot Fried, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Krishna Garikipati, University of Michigan
  • Raz Kupferman, Einstein Institute of Mathematics
  • Melvin Leok, University of California, San Diego
  • Oscar Lopez-Pamies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Reuven Segev, Ben-Gurion University
  • Lev Truskinovsky, ESPCI Paris
  • Roundtable Speakers

  • Vikash Chaurasia, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Tal Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Efi Efrati, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Ahmed Elbanna, University of Illinois
  • Swarnava Ghosh, Caltech
  • Jemal Guven, National University of Mexico
  • Victor Lefevre, Northwestern
  • Celia Reina, University of Pennsylvania

  • Schedule
    Titles and abstracts


    Here is a list of several hotels within a reasonable distance from campus.
    • Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station, 1209 W Albion Ave, Chicago, IL 60626; 312-265-5800
    • Best Western University Plaza, 1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201; 1-847-491-6400
    • Hilton Garden Inn, Chicago North Shore/Evanston, 1818 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201; 1-847-475-6400
    • Hotel Indigo, 1244 Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610; 1-312-787-4980
    • Hilton Orrington/Evanston, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 1-847-866-8700
    • Super 8, 7300 North Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60626, 1-800-454-3213
    • DoubleTree by Hilton, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077; 1-847-679-7000


    There are a number of places to eat within walking distance of Loyola University. Here are just a few.
    • Giordano's, 6836 N. Sheridan Rd
    • IDOF - I Dream of Falafel, 6558 N Sheridan Rd
    • bopNgrill, 6604 N. Sheridan Rd
    • Chipotle, 6600 N Sheridan Rd
    • Blaze Pizza, 6550 N Sheridan Rd
    • Felice's, 6441 N. Sheridan Rd
    • Pete's Pizza, 1100 West Granville Ave
    • Summer Noodles and Rice, 1123 W Granville Ave
    • Dak, 1104 West Granville Ave
    • Nori, 1235 W. Devon Ave
    • Bar 63, 6341 North Broadway


    Brian Seguin and Arash Yavari

    Please email us if you have any question about the seminar.