Research in photonics: modeling, analysis, and optimization (10rit160)


(University of Utah)

(University of Minnesota)

(Louisiana State University)

Michael Weinstein (Columbia University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Research in photonics: modeling, analysis, and optimization" workshop from September 12 to 19, 2010.

This "Research in Teams" brings four active researchers together to work on pressing mathematical problems arising in photonics. Photonics refer to nano-devices that are optical equivalents of electronic devices. They have an important role in development of next generation communication tools and optical computing.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT).