|The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research. CNRS is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. It employs 26,000 permanent employees (researchers, engineers, and administrative staff) and 6,000 temporary workers.|
|Fédération Francilienne de Mécanique|
|The Fédération Francilienne de Mécanique Matériaux Structures et Procédés, in short F2M, CNRS FR 2609, gathers more than 400 researchers, and as many PhD students in the Ile-de-France region. F2M represents a great potential for research in Mechanics of Materials, Structures and Processing. It contributes to strengthen the role of mechanics in science, industry and society. The federation was created by CNRS within the existing labs, and was acknowledged also by the ministry for education.|
|University of L’Aquila|
|Established in 1952 and located in L’Aquila, administrative centre of the Abruzzo Region, the University of L’Aquila is a public teaching and research institution offering a full range of academic programmes including biotechnologies, sciences, economics, engineering, education, humanities, medicine, psychology, and sport sciences. With 7 departments, the University of L’Aquila offers its over 20,000 enrolled students 66 degree courses (divided between first and second level degrees), 8 research doctorate programmes, specialisation schools, specializing-master courses and vocational courses. Many members of its distinguished faculty of about 600 professors and researchers have received international recognition and are considered leaders in their fields of research.|
|The International Center on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS) has been established, under the Art.44 of its Statute by the University of L’Aquila on October 28th 2010. The Center has a wide juridical independence, as much as a Department of an Italian University for both research and teaching. The Center has been founded to be a forum where Mathematics and Numerical Analysis are developed as a tool for describing the behavior of Complex Systems. The topics of interest of the Center are related to mathematical modeling, numerical implementation and testing of physical problems of mechanics of complex systems.