Electromagnetic Scattering by Particles and Surfaces

Michael I. Mishchenko and Larry D. Travis

Please note that Dr. Michael I. Mishchenko passed away in July 2020. We do not currently expect that the information presented on these Electromagnetic Scattering research pages will be updated with new data.

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  • 2nd Conference on "Advancement of POLarimetric Observations: instruments, calibration, and improved aerosol and cloud retrievals" APOLO-2019, 4-7 November 2019, Lille, France
  • 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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      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.
  • Special Section on Electromagnetic Scattering by Nonspherical Particles, J. Geophys. Res. 104, 31,671-31,808 (1999). (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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