Metamaterials: Designing Wave Propagation with a Focus on Electrodynamics


07 Feb - 11 Feb 2022


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. Dr. Matthias Günther, Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen • Dr. Dennis Philipp, ZARM, University of Bremen and Fraunhofer MEVIS, Bremen • PD Dr. Volker Perlick, Prof. Dr. Claus Lämmerzahl, ZARM, University of Bremen

Metamaterials are artificial materials and media of designed properties governing propagation phenomena with a wide range of realizations in, e.g., electrodynamics, fluid mechanics, acoustics, heat and diffusion, quantum physics and atom optics, as well as seismology. Their influence on the propagation of physical fields is based on artificially tuned macroscopic constitutive relations beyond the natural regime, leading to new effects such as cloaking and negative refraction. One common method for the design of metamaterials is to use (periodic) sub-wavelength structures. Despite the manifold applications ranging from medical imaging over the absorption of sound or protection of buildings against earth quakes to analog gravity, the underlying mathematical description is universal. This seminar aims to bring together scientists from many different fields related to theoretical and experimental research as well as applications of metamaterials. We want to stimulate the cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and solution methods and bridge the theoretical fundamental research with experiments and applications.

The seminar will consist of highlighted invited talks, contributed talks, and a poster session. All participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster or contribute with a talk. Moreover, there will be plenty of time for discussions.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.