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Date: 2022-02-07 - 2022-02-11
Location: Bad Honnef, Germany

Metamaterials: Designing Wave Propagation with a Focus on Electrodynamics, Bad Honnef, Germany

Metamaterials are artificial materials and media of designed properties governing propagation phenomena with a wide range of realizations in, e.g., electrodynamics, fluid mechanics, acoustics, heat and diffusion, quantum physics and atom optics, as well as seismology. Their influence on the propagation of physical fields is based on artificially tuned macroscopic constitutive relations beyond the natural regime, leading to new effects such as cloaking and negative refraction. One common method for the design of metamaterials is to use (periodic) sub-wavelength structures. Despite the manifold applications ranging from medical imaging over the absorption of sound or protection of buildings against earth quakes to analog gravity, the underlying mathematical description is universal. This seminar aims to bring together scientists from many different fields related to theoretical and experimental research as well as applications of metamaterials. We want to stimulate the cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and solution methods and bridge the theoretical fundamental research with experiments and applications.

The seminar will consist of highlighted invited talks, contributed talks, and a poster session. All participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster or contribute with a talk. Moreover, there will be plenty of time for discussions.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.

Invited Speakers:
Christian Baer (U Potsdam)
Thomas Bertuch (Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, Wachtberg)
Diego Betancourt (Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, Wachtberg)
Manuel Freire (U Seville) *
Jonathan Gratus (U Lancaster)
Friedrich Hehl (U Cologne)
Michèle Heurs (LU Hannover)
Yakov Itin (Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew U)
Irina Khromova (Metaboards StartUp) *
Philipp Klais (Johannes Klais Orgelbau GmbH Co. KG, Bonn)
Stefanie Kroker (TU Braunschweig und PTB)
Ulf Leonhardt (Weizmann Institute)
Simone Meduri (Phononic vibes – StartUp)
Yuri Obukhov (Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
John Pendry (Imperial College London)
Christian Pfeifer (U Tartu)
Philippe Roux (CNRS)
Vahid Sandoghdar (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light, Erlangen)
Rita Schmidt (U Leiden)
Ralf Schuetzhold (Helmholtz-Zentrum, Dresden)
Rebecca Seviour (Hudderseld U)
Alena Shchelokova (ITMO U)
Sophia Sklan (U Colorado, Boulder)
Endri Stoja (Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, Wachtberg)
Robin Tucker (U Lancaster)
Andrew Webb (U Leiden)
Martin Wegener (KIT, Karlsruhe)
Silke Weinfurtner (U Nottingham)

* to be confirmed

Scientific Organizers:
Matthias Guenther, Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen,
Dennis Philipp, ZARM, University of Bremen and Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen,
Volker Perlick, ZARM, University of Bremen
Claus Laemmerzahl, ZARM, University of Bremen

We sincerely hope that the present troubles will have subsided by Feb 2022 and that we can meet on site in Bad Honnef!
If the situation of the corona pandemic allows at the time of this event, it will be held as a hybrid seminar, enabling the attendees either to participate on site or online. Otherwise it will be held as an online-only seminar (via the platform MeetAnyway).


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