School information

A course of the European School on Metamaterials will be held right after the Conference (1-2 September 2017).

The school topic is:

Modelling of metamaterials: numerical methods and homogenization techniques

The school offers a unique opportunity to students and young researchers to meet pioneers and leading experts in metamaterials and get exposure to the latest advancements in this burgeoning research field. Comprehensive lectures will take into account the widespread backgrounds of the audience.

Confirmed Lecturers:

Anne-Sophie Bonnet Bendhia (ENSTA Paris & CNRS, France): Numerical models of sign-shifting permittivity media 

Elena Cherkaev (University of Utah, Salt-Lake City, USA): Inverse homogenization - An inverse problem for the structure of composites

Richard Craster (Imperial College London, UK): Elastic metamaterials and high frequency homogenisation

Agnes Maurel (ESPCI Paris & CNRS, France): Homogenization of thin interface

Ross McPhedran (Sydney University, Australia): Multipole methods in photonics and platonic

Alexander Movchan (University of Liverpool, UK): Chiral elastic metamaterials and directional localisation

Alejandro Rodriguez (University of Princeton, USA): Computational methods and large-scale inverse design in nanophotonics - from nonlinear optics to thermal radiation

Mario G. Silveirinha (University of Lisbon, Portugal): Bridging Electromagnetic and Quantum Metamaterials - A unified homogenization formalism

Igor Tsukerman (University of Akron, USA): Effective medium theories backward in time - From the 21st to the 19th century (Non-Asymptotic and Nonlocal Approximations, Finite Samples, Interface Boundaries)

Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany): 3D metamaterials - It all starts with the design


Click here to download the final program of the school.


Social event of the school

The social event of the school (a coktail dinner) will take place at the restaurant OCercle of the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille ( on Friday, September 1, starting at 19:00. The Circle of Marseille's swimmers is an elite swim club founded in 1921 best known for its water polo team and for training many of the French Olympic swimmers, amongst whom Laure and Florent Manaudou. CNM overlooks the plage des Catalans (Catalonia beach), which is mentioned in the famous adventure novel 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexandre Dumas as the place where the beautiful Mercedes lives. This beach used to be a fishermen village founded by people from Catalonia around 1720 (just after the Plague). You will have the chance to enjoy the sea view with beverages and apetizers. You might wish to take a swimsuit with you as the Catalonia beach stays open until 20:00.

How to get to the Cercle des Nageurs ( from the conference venue?
- By take Bus 82s (one bus every 30mn) at Gare Saint-Charles and get off at the last bus stop (Catalans/Cercle des Nageurs)
- OR: take Metro Line 1 at Gare Sai
nt Charles and get off at Metro Station Vieux Port, then take Bus 82 or 82s at bus stop Vieux Port (one bus every 15mn) and get off at the last bus stop (Catalans/Cercle des Nageurs)



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