Electromagnetic Scattering by Particles and Surfaces

Michael I. Mishchenko and Larry D. Travis

 James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879)
  • Special session on "Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer: Basic Research and Applications" at the AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2016. Submission deadline: Wednesday, 3 August 23:59 EDT. Information and abstract submission

  • The 16th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference (ELS-XVI), University of Maryland/College Park, MD, USA, 19-25 March 2017. Second announcement

  • The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the field of radiative transfer and atmospheric remote sensing. Full announcement

  • Maniac Lecture on "How much first-principle physics do we need in remote-sensing and atmospheric-radiation research" (NASA GSFC, 26 January 2015).
  • New book: Mishchenko M. I., 2014: Electromagnetic Scattering by Particles and Particle Groups: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

  • New book in Russian: Mishchenko, M. I. (2007): Electromagnetic Scattering in Discrete Random media: Fundamental Theory and Applications, Kyiv-New York (Habilitation Doctoral Thesis)

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  • 10th International Conference on "Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles" took place 17-23 June 2007 in Bodrum, Turkey and was co-located with the 5th International Symposium on "Radiative Transfer."

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    Videen, G., M. Mishchenko, M. P. Menguc, and N. Zakharova, 2007: Peer-Reviewed Abstracts of the Tenth Conference on Electromagnetic and Light Scattering, 17-23 June 2007, Bodrum, Turkey.
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  • A new book has just become available: Mishchenko, M. I., L. D. Travis, and A. A. Lacis (2006): Multiple Scattering of Light by Particles: Radiative Transfer and Coherent Backscattering, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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  • FORTRAN codes for the computation of polarized bidirectional reflectance of statistically rough surfaces (e.g., wind-roughened ocean surfaces) are now available.
  • New, fully public-domain T-matrix codes are now available. They are based on the LAPACK version of the LU-factorization procedure and contain no proprietary components. We thank Cory Davis (University of Edinburgh) for pointing out the possibility of replacing the proprietary NAG matrix inversion routine by the public-domain LAPACK equivalent.
  • Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism top a poll to find the greatest equations of all time. The Poincare-Planck-Lewis-et-al. E = mc2 and the Hilbert-Einstein equations of gravity were not even close.
  • Newsletter on Electromagnetic and Light Scattering
  • Special Section on Electromagnetic Scattering by Nonspherical Particles, J. Geophys. Res. 104, 31,671-31,808 (1999). To receive a free copy of the special section, please e-mail your request to Michael Mishchenko. (Table of contents PDF).
  • Book on "Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles: Theory, Measurements, and Applications" is available here.
  • Special JQSRT issue on "Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles '98". Click here to see the table of contents.

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