December 2014

Issue 65




Five awards will be presented at ELS-XV: the van de Hulst Light Scattering Award (nomination deadline 1 February 2015), two Waterman Awards (nomination deadline 15 April 2015), and two Goody Awards (nomination deadline 15 April 2015). The full announcement is available here:


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Computational Thermal Radiation in Participating Media V

Eurotherm seminar #105


April 1-3, 2015, ALBI, France


Following the conferences held in Mons (2003), Poitiers (2006), Lisbon (2009) and Nancy (2012), CTRPM5 will be the fifth edition of a now well established series of seminars devoted to numerical methods in radiative transfer through participating media. Language The seminar official language will be English.



CTRPM5 is hosted by Mines Albi which is a French Grande ecole training multi-disciplinary engineers and doctors in Engineering Sciences. Website Information about the conference can be found at: More information about Albi can be found at:


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The series of EUROTHERM Seminars established by the Committee has become a popular forum for high-level scientific and technical interchange of ideas in a wide range of specialist topics. While the presentation and publication of papers at the Seminars are encouraged, the primary aim is to stimulate discussion and liaison between specialist groups. The President of EUROTHERM in 2014-2018 is Prof. Paulo Di Marco. Information on future SEMINARS is available from the Secretary, Prof. Janus Szmyd, AGH University Of Science And Technology In Krakow. For more information, see:


This seminar will present the state of the art and the modern trends in computational radiative

transfer in participating media. It will focus on novel and improved solution techniques as well as

on their applications to actual engineering problems. The main topics of the seminar will be:

New developments for the solution of Radiative Transfer Equation.

Monte-Carlo methods and coupling of MC with other techniques.

Radiative transfer in complex geometries and/or optically complex media.

Radiative transfer problems at micro and nanoscales.

Turbulence-radiation interactions.

Inverse methods in radiative transfer.

Gas and plasma radiation modelling.

Radiative properties of particles, agglomerates and disperse systems.

Coupled heat transfer problems involving radiative effects.

Applications to combustion systems, fire safety, high temperature heat exchangers, glass manufacturing,

Furnaces, and high temperature thermal protection devices. - Radiation in biological systems.

Photoreactive processes

Radiative transfer for medical applications.

Radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres and oceans


Standard-format sessions will be complemented by two brief open-views on Plasma physics and Radiation in exo-planetary atmospheres.


Extended Abstract Or Full paper due: December, 15 2014

Notification of acceptance: January, 25 2015

See the templates in the conference website


Organizing Committee:

S. Blanco, R. Fournier (LAPLACE), Toulouse

C. Auriol, J.J Bezian, J. Charon, M. El Hafi, A.M. Fontes,

C. Spiesser, (RAPSODEE), Albi



Bremen Workshop on Light Scattering 2015


Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik, IWT, Bremen, Germany, 2. + 3. March 2015




T-Matrix Methods

Generalized Multipole Methods

Discrete Dipole Approximation

Particle surface scattering interaction

Evanescent wave scattering

Near field enhancement


Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy in the low loss region


Former Workshops

DDA Workshop 2007

Null-Field Method 2008

Near field computation 2010

Nano structures on surfaces 2012

Inverse problems and numerical methods in applications 2012

Light Scattering: Simulation and inversion 2013

Scattering by Aggregates (on Surfaces) 2014


If you are interested to participate in the workshop please send an email to register. If you like to present a talk or present some input for discussion please send a two to four page abstract to one of the organizers by 1. Feb. 2015 using this Word template.




start at 9.00 on 2.3.2015

end at 17.00 on 3.3.2015

duration for talks 20 mins + 10 mins discussion




IWT, Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik

Room FZB1250

Badgasteiner Str. 3

28359 Bremen



Proceedings: The proceedings and the final program will be sent by email prior to the workshop.


Fee: There will be no fee.


Organizing Committee

Thomas Wriedt, Process & Chemical Engineering, Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik, Bremen, Germany

Yuri Eremin, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia




See recently indexed and summarized papers on the optics of particles and dispersions in TPDSci: