Electromagnetic Scattering by Particles and Surfaces

Michael I. Mishchenko and Larry D. Travis

James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879)
  • 2nd Conference on "Advancement of POLarimetric Observations: instruments, calibration, and improved aerosol and cloud retrievals" APOLO-2019, 4-7 November 2019, Lille, France
  • 19th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference ELS-XIX, 29 June - 3 July 2020, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Call for nominations. There will be three Elsevier awards presented at the 19th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference ELS-XIX, 29 June - 3 July 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia:
    • The 2020 Hendrik Van de Hulst Award intended to to celebrate the life-time achievements of a prominent scientist who has made landmark original contributions to the research field of electromagnetic scattering and its applications (see announcement);
    • The 2020 Peter C. Waterman Award presented to an outstanding early career scientist in the category of electromagnetic scattering (see announcement);
    • The 2020 Richard M. Goody Award presented to an outstanding early career scientist in the category of atmospheric radiation and remote sensing (see announcement).
  • Congratulations to the recipients of two Elsevier awards presented at the ELS-XVIII conference: Dr. Johannes Markkanen (2019 Waterman Award) and Dr. Jing Li (2019 Goody Award)!

  • Congratulations to the recipients of two Elsevier awards presented at the RAD-19 conference: Dr. Andrew Lacis (2019 Poynting Award) and Dr. Sophia Haussener (2019 Viskanta Award)!

  • Elsevier has launched a novel broad scope open access journal Physics Open covering all areas of physics and related interdisciplinary areas - be that fundamental or applied.

  • 18th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference ELS-XVIII, 9-14 June 2019, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, China

  • 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19, 3-7 June 2019, Athens, Greece
  • Congratulations to the recipients of three Elsevier awards presented at the combined ELS-XVII / LIP2018 conference: Professor Leung Tsang (2018 Van de Hulst Award), Dr. Amos Egel (2018 Waterman Award), and Dr. Dmitry S. Efremenko (2018 Goody Award)!

  • 17th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference ELS-XVII, 4-9 March 2018, College Station, TX, USA

  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 and 2017 Elsevier and Elsevier/JQSRT Awards presented at ELS-XVI: Petr Chylek (2017 van de Hulst Award), Feng Xu (2016 Waterman Award), Chao Liu (2017 Waterman Award), Sergey Korkin (2016 Goody Award), and Rajan Chakrabarty (2017 Goody Award)

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

  • 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)
  • 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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      BOOK OF ABSTRACTS:
      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.
  • 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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