The 15th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference will be held in Leipzig, Germany from 21 to 26 of June 2015. ELS-XV is built on the remarkable success of the previous ELS conferences held in Amsterdam, Helsinki, New York, Vigo, Halifax, Gainesville, Bremen, Salobreña, St. Petersburg, Bodrum, Hatfield, Helsinki, Taormina and Lille. The main objective of the conference is to bring together scientists and engineers studying various aspects of light scattering and to provide a relaxed atmosphere for in-depth discussions of theoretical advances, measurements, and applications.
ELS-XV will support the United Nations "Year of Light" and will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maxwell's electromagnetics. Maxwell’s paper on "A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field" was published in 1865 and has widely been acknowledged as one of the supreme achievements in the history of science.
With a history going back almost 1,000 years, Leipzig is famous as a city of culture and trade, history and music. It is the site of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. Passageways and exhibition halls evoke the city's tradition as a centre for trade fairs, which goes back over many centuries. Significant artists worked here, like Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert and Clara Schumann. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was a student in Leipzig, named the City „Little Paris“.