Already the third year of our Research Training Group GRK 2423 FRASCAL has past! FRASCAL started in January 2019 with its first cohort of doctoral researchers. Fortunately, we were able to shape and use the first year largely as planned, i.e. onboarding the new doctoral researchers – preparing, s...

On 14 and 15 October 2021, all members of the GRK 2423 FRASCAL met for the 6th RTG Seminar at the Hotel Riesengebirge in Neuhof an der Zenn. As usual at our biannual RTG seminars, all FRASCAL doctoral researchers, the Post Doc and this time even four of the associated doctoral researchers each gave a talk on their latest research results.

In the 1st FRASCAL Virtual Colloquium, recent studies on fracture and the failure of materials were presented by various guest speakers, including material instability, crack formation and transition, material adhesion and grain boundary evolution. A wide variety of materials, from brittle to ductile and from crystalline to disordered, were discussed.