January 2018


Issue 82




We take great pleasure in inviting you to contribute to DUST2018, the 3rd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust (May 29-31), which will be held at the Villa Romanazzi Carducci, Bari, Italy. Please, visit the conference web site (https://www.dust2018.org/ ) for details and address your abstract to one of the sessions listed at the sub-page https://www.dust2018.org/sessions/ . Online submission closes on 22nd January 2018. 


With best regards, Saverio Fiore, Conference Chair


AOGS 2018, session PS08, Polarization as a Tool for Exploration of Earth, Solar System and Beyond

Honolulu, Hawaii, June 3-8, 2018; http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2018/ Abstract submission deadline January 19.


Polarimetry is a powerful observing tool and modeling technique, providing information about cosmic objects that cannot be obtained by traditional photometric/spectroscopic observations. Innovative developments in vector radiative transfer theory, laboratory measurements, and the increasing significance of non-sphericity effects on retrieval efforts showcase the importance of polarimetric exploration of the solar system and other planetary systems. This session is open to papers about observations of solar system bodies (including the Earth), theoretical or experimental investigations, instrument developments for ground-based facilities and space missions.

Conveners: Padma A.Yanamandra-Fisher (Space Science Institute, USA) Lucyna Chudczer (University of New South Wales, Australia), Shashikiran Ganesh (Physical Research Laboratory, India),

Svetlana Berdyugina (Kiepenheuer Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, Germany), Ludmilla Kolokolova (University of Maryland, USA).


Bremen Workshop on Light Scattering 2018

Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik, IWT, Bremen, Germany; March 19-20 2018



This time we like to have a focus on multiple particle scattering and experiments such as


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


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 four page abstract to one of the organizers by 1. Feb. 2018 using this Word template https://scattport.org/images/scattering-code/Bremen-abstract-template--2018.zip


Preliminary list of talks

Tom Rother: Plane wave scattering on bispheres: iterative solutions and sum rules

Karsten Schmidt: Numerical investigations of the scattering behavior of bispheres in the context of remote sensing applications

Philip Born: THz extinction spectroscopy on dense particle clusters

Thomas Voigtmann: Simulation of Dynamic Light Scattering from spheres with internal multiple scattering

Michael Kahnert:


Travel and Hotel information: http://www.iwt-bremen.de/en/process-chemical-engineering/powder-and-particle-measurement/workshop-2017/workshop-travel/


Programme start at 9.00 on 19.3.2018; end at 17.00 on 20.3.2018; duration for talks 20 mins + 10 mins discussion


Venue: IWT, Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik http://www.iwt-bremen.de/en/iwt-home.html, Room FZB1250 Badgasteiner Str. 3 28359 Bremen Germany


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 <mailto:thw@iwt.uni-bremen.de?subject=Workshop%202015, Process & Chemical Engineering

http://www.iwt-bremen.de/en/process-chemical-engineering/powder-and-particle-measurement.html , Institut fuer Werkstofftechnik, Bremen, Germany

Yuri Eremin mailto:eremin@cs.msu.su?subject=Workshop%202015, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty, http://cs.msu.su/index.html , Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


12th International conference series on LASER-LIGHT AND INTERACTIONS WITH PARTICLES (LIP)

March 5th-9th, 2018, in College Station, Texas

Conference secretariat: lip2018-contact@tamu.edu

Conference web site: www.atmo.tamu.edu/lip2018


The committees of the conference series on "Laser-light and Interactions with Particles" would like to thank all contributors who have met the early deadline and are pleased to inform you that the Abstract Submission Deadline for the LIP conference has been extended to January 21st, 2018.


Abstracts for both Oral and Poster contributions are welcomed, in particular the following topics: far-field scattering, beam shape description, time-resolved scattering, mechanical effects of light, multiple scattering in dense media, complicated particle morphologies (overall shapes, micro-scale textures, and compositions), near fields and morphology-dependent-resonances, optical particle sizing and characterization methods, and more. More information on the abstract submission process can be found under: https://sites.google.com/a/tamu.edu/lip2018/authors/abstract-submission


We are looking forward to welcome you in College Station, the heart of Texas.


Ping Yang, and Patrick Stegmann

Conference Chair & Organizing Committee

Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX