The specific topics that will be covered include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • 150 years of Maxwell’s electromagnetics
  • new theoretical developments and numerical simulations of light scattering by nonspherical and morphologically complex particles and particle groups
  • laboratory and field experiments in light scattering by natural and artificial particles
  • single and multiple light scattering by cloud and aerosol particles in the terrestrial atmosphere
  • single and multiple scattering of light in various astrophysical objects
  • light scattering in densely packed particulate media
  • near-field and coherent effects in light scattering
  • optical trapping and manipulation
  • micro and nano-optics
  • applications of light scattering in remote sensing, particle detection, laboratory and field particle characterization
  • applications of light scattering methods in biology and biomedicine
  • light scattering methods to control material properties and technological applications