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The accurate and efficient numerical modelling of waves interacting with complex scattering geometries is crucial for a wide range of engineering and science applications, including electromagnetic/photonic/acoustic/elastodynamic imaging and device/material design. The multiple scattering regime — i.e. wave scattering scenarios in which there are multiple interactions — includes strong scattering by multiple obstacles, periodic structures, media with variable refractive index, waveguides, random media, and non-convex obstacles. This brings special computational challenges since perturbative and one-way approximations do not apply, and ray methods usually suffer from exponential proliferation. Conventional PDE solvers are also inadequate, particularly at high frequencies, and/or when the propagation domain is highly heterogeneous (containing many scatterers, a highly variable refractive index or geometric singularities). This is a highly active numerical research field with rapid and exciting recent developments, in topics including:
- novel discretization techniques based on numerical homogenisation, integral equation methods, finite element methods (including Trefftz methods), and semi-analytic and generalised eigenfunction methods;
- acceleration techniques including preconditioning, matrix compression (including H-matrices and the fast multipole method), domain decomposition and fast direct solvers;
- robust and efficient software implementations.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on computational methods for multiple scattering and to explore possible connections and common challenges between the different communities involved.
Deadline for applications: 17 Dec 2022
MWS programme participants DO NOT need to apply, programme participants with visit dates during MWSW03 will automatically be added to the attendee list.
Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.
In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.
The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.
Virtual registration is free, and includes virtual admission to all seminars and does not include physical attendance, meals or accommodation.
Formal Dinner Only
Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.
Unfortunately we do not have any accommodation to offer so all successful applicants will need to source their own accommodation.
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Lunch Lunch timings and location will be confirmed with the timetable.
Evening Meal Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.
Formal Dinner The Formal Dinner location and date is to be confirmed.
Participants on the Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.
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