LAMM - Lecture Notes in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

This Lecture Notes series is published jointly by the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM) and by Springer Verlag.

The editors-in-chief are Alexander Mielke (WIAS Berlin) and Bob Svendsen (RWTH Aachen)

The Lecture Notes in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, a new addition to the successful Springer Lecture Notes series, are intended for an interdisciplinary readership in the fields of applied mathematics and mechanics.

Topics of particular interest include the focus areas of the GAMM:

  • foundations of mechanics, thermodynamics, material theory and modeling, multibody dynamics, structural mechanics, nonlinear oscillations
  • solid mechanics, biomechanics, damage, fracture
  • multiscale systems and homogenization, hybrid models
  • fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, flow control
  • laminar flows and transition, turbulence and reactive flows, interface flows
  • acoustics, linear waves, nonlinear waves
  • applied analysis, mathematical modeling
  • calculus of variations, variational principles
  • applied operator theory, evolutionary equations
  • applied stochastics, systems with uncertainty
  • dynamical systems, control theory, optimization
  • applied and numerical linear algebra
  • analysis and numerics of ordinary and partial differential equations
  • scientific computing, image processing

Each contribution to the series should be accessible to researchers in mathematics and mechanics. In order to reach the widest audience possible, contributions should be written in English. The aim of the series is to provide a pool of introductory texts for modern developments in applied mathematics and mechanics, which in the long run will advance the cross-fertilization between the fields.

The Lecture Notes are intended for advanced master students and PhD students in both mechanics and mathematics. To facilitate this, contributions should be as self-contained as possible and focused on a few central themes. The goal of each lecture notes should be on communicating modern ideas and principles rather than on completeness or detailed proofs. Like in a lecture course, a well-chosen example is preferable to an abstract framework that can not be comprehended without deeper involvement.

The typical length of each contribution should be between 100 and 300 pages. If the lecture notes are derived from the proceedings of a summer school with several contributors, a unified, consistent presentation and style are required (e.g., common notation). In exceptional cases, doctoral theses may be accepted, if they fulfill the above-mentioned criteria.

Potential contributors should contact the appropriate editor with a title, table of contents, and a sample chapter. Full manuscripts accepted by the editors will then be peer-reviewed.


A. Mielke (
Bob Svendsen (bob.svendsen @