Waves Winter Workshop

Mathematical and Computational Methods for Direct and Inverse Electromagnetic Scattering

Supported by the University of Reading Computational Sciences Theme.

Goals and Dates

The Waves Winter Workshop is held January 10-11, 2007 at the University of Reading. It is targeted to
  1. researchers in areas which involve waves or scattering phenomena and
  2. to graduate students in applied mathematics.
In a series of lectures important state-of-the-art tools from direct and inverse wave scattering are surveyed. In lectures by staff from Systems Engineering and Meteorology at Reading, open problems in two important application areas
  • Terahertz propagation and imaging
  • radar and optical scattering by precipitation
are discussed. The workshop includes discussion sessions for researchers and graduate students. There will be an informal proceedings booklet of the workshop collecting material and content from the invited lectures and discussion sessions. The material is edited by .


Time Wed Jan 10 Thur Jan 11
Rooms Physics Right Hand Lecture Theatre Maths Room 113
9:00-9:45 Lecture:
Mathematical Waves Simulation I
Nick Biggs
Inverse Wave Problems and Techniques I
Roland Potthast
09:45-10:30 Lecture:
Mathematical Waves Simulation II
Stephen Langdon
Inverse Wave Problems and Techniques II
Roland Potthast
10:30-11:00 Coffee Coffee
11:00-11:45 Lecture Open Problems in Terahertz imaging
Gillian Walker
Lecture Open Problems in propagation and scattering by atmospheric particles
Robin Hogan
11:45-12:30 Lecture Open Problems in Terahertz imaging
John Bowen
Lecture Open Problems in radar scattering by ice crystals and other precipitation
Chris Westbrook
12:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:00 Discussion Session Discussion Session


Please register via email to or .


The webpage has been set up by Roland Potthast .