September  2011      ISSUE 42



Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference, ELS XIII.


Taormina, Sicily, September 26-30, 2011.


See you soon in Taormina! (watch a movie about Taormina here)



at University of Hertfordshire, UK


Scattering properties of atmospheric ice


The Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research is seeking a postdoctoral scientist for an international project focusing on the light scattering properties of atmospheric ice particles. Experience with optical instrumentation or the measurement of light scattering is highly desirable.


Further details can be found at

For informal discussion please contact

Dr Joseph Ulanowski on +44 1707 284604, .


Under current UK government regulations, the University is unlikely to be able to get a work permit in respect of this post, so only EU candidates are encouraged to apply.


Dear ADDA users,


Let me bring your attention to the recently published paper:


M.A. Yurkin and A.G. Hoekstra, The discrete-dipole-approximation code ADDA: capabilities and known limitations, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 112, 2234-2247 (2011).


Full-text PDF can also be downloaded from


This paper is a general description of ADDA and its usage, and is also recommended as a general reference of the code.


A list of more specific references, relevant to particular parts of the

code, can be found at


Best regards,

Maxim Yurkin.