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Wednesday 31st May 2023

Isaac Newton Institute

United Kingdom

This Open for Business event is part of an INI programme on the Theory and Applications of Multiple Wave Scattering and aims 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 will explore the latest innovations in material characterisation and the design of novel materials, related to a wide range of applications such as nuclear power, manufacturing and aerospace.  


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, noise cancellation devices, imaging living cells, and many more. Contemporary mathematical challenges are extensive, ranging from the approaches to the design of electromagnetic, mechanical and acoustic metamaterials with desired functions to numerical difficulties associated with image reconstruction.  

This workshop will showcase current applications and advances in the mathematics of wave scattering for direct and inverse problems. It will focus on structured material design and characterisation, for example, for non-destructive testing. 


Aims & Objectives 

This event will bring together communities of practice and theory to highlight research advances and current challenges in wave scattering problems for practical applications in characterisation and material design. The event aims to build links to address outstanding theoretical problems to progress the practical applications of the technologies. 


This workshop will feature a series of talks that cover three main session themes: 

  1. Inverse Problems in Wave Scattering: Structural Materials 

  2. Inverse Problems in Wave Scattering: Soft Materials 

  3. Design of Novel Complex Materials 

The event will be of interest to those working in acoustic engineering, aerospace, transport, imaging, NDT (non-destructive testing), material design and sensors.

A Provisional Programme will be made available in the coming weeks. We anticipate the event will start with registration at 09:30am on Wednesday 31st May, with talks from 10.00am until 5.00pm, followed by a networking reception at 5.00pm – 6.00pm. All timings are BST (GMT+1). 


Registration and Venue 

This event is free to attend and registration is now open. To register, please follow the link in the lefthand panel. 


The workshop will take 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 strongly encourage in-person attendance to this workshop. However, this event will also be hosted as hybrid via Zoom – please indicate whether you plan to join in-person or virtually when registering.