The number of participants (with fluctuations depending on the location
of the conference/workshop)
has steadily grown and for Bianisotropics'97
an estimated 60 scientists are expected to attend, with a rough
geographical breakdown of
20 from Great Britain, 30 from the continental
European and Former Soviet Union countries and 10 from other countries.
There will be
5-6 half-day sessions comprising 6-8 talks each, on a
variety of research concerned with theory and applications of complex
media pertaining to electromagnetics. Each half-day session will start
with two Special Talks. Furthermore, a round-table discussion will
be conducted to scrutinize most recent research.
Proceedings, comprising all contributed papers and
special talks, will
be available at the start of the conference/workshop.
It is hoped that a major archival journal agrees to publishing a special
journal issue highlighting the conference/workshop.
In that case selected authors will be invited to submit full papers based
on their conference/workshop contribution
which will then be subjected to the usual review/editorial process.
The following outstanding
individuals have been invited to provide Special Talks
at the conference/workshop and, at this time, all have preliminarily
accepted the invitation.
The purpose of these selected talks is threefold:
first, to bring high-profile researchers to the international conference
second, to review selected, important areas of research; and third,
to bring new, exciting ideas into the arena of discussions.
Invited speakers and their Special Talks:
- J M Arnold (University of Glasgow, Great Britain)
Nonlinear electromagnetics and complex media
- L D Barron (University of Glasgow, Great Britain)
General aspects of chirality
- J Cloete (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
The status of experimental research on chiral composites
- F Guerin (Thomson CSF, France)
Theoretical modelling of composites
- A Jacob (Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany)
Experimental work on chiral media
- G Kristensson (Lund University of Technology, Sweden)
Time-domain methods for complex media
- C M Krowne (Naval Research Laboratories, USA)
Microwave device modelling with novel materials
- A Lakhtakia (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Sculptured thin films
- I V Lindell (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Image theory of complex media
- S A Maksimenko (Belarus State University, Belarus)
Pulse propagation in nonlinear chiral media
- R W Ogden (University of Glasgow, Great Britain)
Connections between electromagnetic theory and elasticity
- A P Vinogradov (Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
FSU research on chiral composites
(last updated 16-11-96)