July 16-20, 2018 it is planned to give lectures and master classes for PhD students, Postdocs and other young scientists.

Two short lecture courses:

1) Professor Ross McPhedran – The Spectrum and the Transport Properties of Composite Media

Ross McPhedran is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Physics UK and the Australian Institute of Physics and doctor honoris causa of Aix-Marseille University.He works on problems in mathematical physics and wave science. Notably, he has many contributions to the theory of composite materials, the theory of diffraction gratings, and the theory of photonic, phononic, and platonic crystals, the latter name being chosen by Ross, and he codiscovered anomalous localized resonance. He has published over 300 articles in offered scientific journals, has an h index of 64 and around 17,000 citations on Google Scholar. He is the founding president of the ETOPIM association. The topic will include plasmonic resonances of particles, and the mathematical background to effective medium theories (particularly Bergman-Milton bounds and multipole theories).


2) Professor Martin Wegener – Experiments on Cloaking in Optics, Thermodynamics and Mechanics
Martin Wegener is professor of physics at Institute of Applied Physics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Scientific Director of Institute of Nanotechnology at KIT. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals, with more than 24,000 citations and a Hirsch index of h=73 according to google scholar. Professor Martin Wegener will give an introduction into the field of cloaking using metamaterials, provide an overview, and describe the current state-of-the-art. Apart from mapping spatial coordinate transformations onto material distributions, spatial transformations can alternatively also be mapped onto boundaries, free-form surfaces, or can directly be applied onto discrete lattices. A real invisibility cloak at the class will be demonstrated, see attached photographs.

Professor Martin Wegener – Experiments on Cloaking in Optics, Thermodynamics and Mechanics