May 2017


Issue 78

Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference ELS-XVII


The 17th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference (ELS-XVII) will be held at the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA from 4-9 March 2018. The main objective of the conference is to bring together scientists and engineers studying various aspects of light scattering and to provide a relaxed atmosphere for in-depth discussions of theoretical advances, measurements, and applications.


ELS-XVII will be held in parallel with the 11th International Conference on Laser-light and Interactions with Particles.



PIERS (Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium) 2017

Singapore, 19-22 November, 2017

Focus/Special Session SC5: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer: Basic Research and Applications



Session's Information: Light scattering and radiative transfer are two important branches of physics essential to the implementation of advanced remote sensing techniques and the investigation of the physical processes associated with radiation in the earth-atmosphere coupled system. This session provides a forum for the presentation of recent advances in electromagnetic scattering, such as the scattering properties of nonspherical particles, 3-D radiative transfer, vector radiative transfer simulations, fast radiative transfer models for the interpretation of hyperspectral measurements, and the use of fundamental light scattering and radiative transfer theories in active and passive remote sensing applications.


Organizer's Information:

Prof. Ping Yang Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. Michael I. Mishchenko NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA


Research position at the Purple Mountain Observatory (China)

The Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences is recruiting a staff that will do planetary remote sensing. This summer PMO will move to a new campus, which is close to Nanjing university. Office, laboratory, house, etc are new. This is a nice place for doing research.


A person whose background is light scattering, physics, optics, or astronomy is preferred. He/she can be young PhD to a professor. Title and salary are based on his/her CV. The applicant is encouraged to apply for Thousand Talents Plan or the Hundred Talents Program, CAS.


For detail on the recruitment, please go to: