[Amath-seminars] Boeing Seminar - Thursday Feb. 25 - Leslie Greengard

Eli Shlizerman shlizee at uw.edu
Mon Feb 22 11:31:31 PST 2010

Dear All,

Our next Boeing Distinguished Lecture of the winter quarter will take
place this Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4:00 pm at Sieg Hall 134. Notice the
change in the location.

Please join us for a reception afterwards on the 4th floor of Guggenheim.

Boeing Distinguished Lecture Series

"A New Formalism for Electromagnetic Scattering in Complex Geometry"

Leslie Greengard
Courant Institute
New York University

Time & Location:
Thursday, Feb. 25, at 4:00 pm at Sieg Hall 134

We will describe some recent, elementary results in the theory of
electromagnetic scattering. There are two classical approaches that we
will review - one based on the vector and scalar potential and
applicable in arbitrary geometry, and one based on two scalar
potentials (due to Lorenz, Debye and Mie), valid only in the exterior
of a sphere. In extending the Lorenz-Debye-Mie approach to arbitrary
geometry, we have encountered
some new mathematical questions involving differential geometry,
partial differential equations and numerical analysis. This is joint
work with Charlie Epstein.

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