Gaeta and Weinstein Organize IMA Workshop

Dec 02 2016

APAM faculty members, Alexander Gaeta and Michael Weinstein, along with Gadi Fibich from Tel Aviv University and Catherine Sulem from the University of Toronto, organized the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Workshop "Mathematical and Physical Models in Nonlinear Optics".

The workshop, which took place from October 31- November 4 at the University of Minnesota, aimed "to bring together scientists working on the mathematical and physical aspects of nonlinear optics. Topics included nonlinear propagation in inhomogeneous and random media modeled by nonlinear dispersive PDEs with applications to laser filamentation, ultrashort pulses, and quantum effects. It emphasized an interdisciplinary approach, ranging from rigorous analysis to asymptotics and numerical methods, as well as experimental research. In addition to problems of current interest, one of the goals was to identify future research directions."
Prof. Weinstein is also on the organizing committee for the IMA’s spring workshop, “Novel Optical Materials,” which will take place from March 13-16, 2017.