# Elisabeth Bouchaud

Elisabeth Bouchaud is a senior scientist working both in the Division of Solid State Physics at CEA-Saclay and in the Ecole de Physique et Chimie Industrielle de Paris. She has given pioneering contributions to the understanding of fracture in heterogeneous materials. She is now working mostly on the mechanics of soft matter.

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## The Breaking of Brittle Materials

Published April 29, 2013
A model shows that as the size of a brittle material grows, the probability that it will fracture from a single crack approaches $100%$.