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Wednesday 31st May 2023

Isaac Newton Institute

United Kingdom

This Open for Business event was part of an INI programme on the Theory and Applications of Multiple Wave Scattering and aimed to build links between mathematical formulations of wave scattering, in direct and inverse forms, and practical implementations, focussing on acoustic, elastic and electromagnetic waves. The event explored the latest innovations in imaging, material characterisation and design of novel materials, related to a wide range of applications such as non-destructive testing of pipes, communications, food, water treatment, and defence.


The solution of problems in wave scattering is fundamental to the realisation of the potentially transformative innovations that can be achieved by manipulating wave behaviour, such as invisibility cloaks, faster communications, characterising materials, and many more. Contemporary mathematical challenges are extensive, ranging from the reconstruction of material properties and structure from scattered wave field data to methods for the design of electromagnetic, mechanical and acoustic metamaterials with desired functionality.

This workshop showcased current applications and advances in the mathematics of wave scattering for direct and inverse problems. It featured applications from food to defence, and themes from non-destructive testing to optical fibre design.

Aims & Objectives 

The event aimed to bring together communities of practice and theory to address outstanding theoretical problems and progress the practical applications of the technologies.

Registration and Venue 

Registrations are now closed. 

The workshop took place place at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Please visit the Isaac Newton Institute website for further information about the venue.
To maximise networking opportunities and interaction with speakers and other participants, we encouraged in-person attendance to this workshop. The event was hosted as hybrid via Zoom.