**Celia Reina, University of Pennsylvania**

**Steve Fitzgerald, University of Leeds**

The large-scale properties of materials are controlled by micro-scale processes that can be prohibitively expensive to simulate in full detail. Bridging the gap to the length- and time-scales of interest often requires mathematical tools from statistical physics. This symposium is intended to identify synergies and share methodologies between continuum mechanics and statistical physics, for a wide range of applications. Examples of these techniques include, but are not limited to:

• Atomistic-continuum coupling methods

• Statistical mechanics/thermodynamics based coarse-graining methods

• Temporal acceleration techniques

• Data-driven strategies for computational mechanics

• Stochastic methods for coupled multi-field and multi-scale phenomena

• Statistical approaches to defect mechanics

• Variational/field-theory-based methods