Mathematics and Optics - Part II of IV
For Part I, see MS-Th-D-18
For Part III, see MS-Fr-D-18
For Part IV, see MS-Fr-E-18

Date: August 13
Time: 16:00--18:00
Room: 209B

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Santosa, Fadil (Inst. for Mathematics & its Applications)
Bao, Gang (Zhejiang Univ.)
Weinstein, Michael (Columbia Univ.)

Abstract: The importance of optics and is summarized in the 2013 US National Academy of Sciences report "Optics and Photonics: Essential Technology for Our Nation". Envisioned technologies which rely on optics include communications, imaging, sensing, and computing. What is clear from the report is that the Mathematical Sciences is poised to make significant contributions to the progress in technology. Indeed there is a growing research activity at the nexus of the Mathematical Sciences and the Optical Sciences. Together with advances in materials science and nano-structure fabrication, there is a growing role for mathematical tools, both computational and analytical.

The goal of this minisymposium is to highlight research in the mathematical sciences that deal with problems arising in optics and photonics. Topics that will be discussed in the sessions include optics in meta-materials, cloaking, photonic bandgap structures, design and control of optical devices, plasmonics, and nonlinear phenomena in optics. These topics will be emphasized during the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) annual thematic program "Mathematics and Optics", 2016-17. The minisymposium is an invitation to mathematical scientists to participate in the IMA program.

Spectral theory of Neumann-Poincar\'e operator and analysis of plasmon resonance
Kang, Hyeonbae (Inha Univ.)

Approximate cloaking via change of variables
Nguyen, Hoai-Minh (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL)

Vertical mode expansion method for electromagnetic scattering problems
Lu, Ya Yan (City Univ. of Hong Kong)

Spectral theory in the absence of ellipticity for high contrast photonic crystals
Lipton, Robert (LSU)
Viator, Robert (Louisiana State Univ.)


Code: Type-Date-Time-Room No.
Type : IL=Invited Lecture, SL=Special Lectures, MS=Minisymposia, IM=Industrial Minisymposia, CP=Contributed Papers, PP=Posters
Date: Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, We=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, Fr=Friday
Time : A=8:30-9:30, B=10:00-11:00, C=11:10-12:10, BC=10:00-12:10, D=13:30-15:30, E=16:00-18:00, F=19:00-20:00, G=12:10-13:30, H=15:30-16:00
Room No.: TBA