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Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia e Ingegneria Elettronica


Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici



Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti







Confirmed Invited Speakers

Joop Hovenier - University of Amsterdam   Memorial Lecture

Cesare Cecchi-Pestellini - INAF -Cagliari


Dust busters

Enzo Di Fabbrizio - IIT Italian Institute of Technology   Nanostructures for Single Molecule Detection
Achim Hartschuh - University of Münich   Enhancing and Localizing Light-Matter Interactions using Surface Plasmons
Phil Jones - University College London   Optical Trapping and Optical Binding Using Cylindrical Vector Beams
Marc Lamy de la Chapelle - University of Paris XIII   Optical Properties of Gold Nanostructures: Application to the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering and to the Development of a Nanobiosensor
Pınar Mengüç - Özyegin University of Istanbul   Engineering with and for Light Absorption and Scattering: a Quarter Century of Experimental Research at RTL
Michael Mishchenko - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies   Numerically Exact Modeling of Electromagnetic Scattering by Discrete Random Media
Fernando Moreno - Institute for Astrophysics Andalucia   Physical Properties of Cometary Dust from Monte Carlo Analysis of Tail and Coma Images
Karri Muinonen - Helsinki University   Polarization of Light Backscattered by Wavelenght-scale Particles
Timo Nieminen - University of Queensland - Australia   Not just Energy, but Momentum and Angular Momentum too: Mechanical Effect in Scattering
Gorden Videen - US Army Research Laboratory   Electromagnetic Scattering by a Polydispersion of Small Charged Cosmic Dust Particles
Nikolai Voshchinnikov - St.Petersburg University   Interstellar Extinction and Polarization with Homogeneous and Composite Grains
David Williams - University College London   The Nature of Interstellar Dust as Revealed by Light Scattering
Padma A. Yanamandra‐Fisher  - Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA   Polarimetric signatures of solar system objects
Ping YangTexas A&M University, USA   Optical Properties of Nonspherical Atmospheric Particles and Relevant Applications





Never shall I forget the sensation of our arrival in Sicily. The sky was the bluest of blues; on one side of the train the sea was sparkling, to the other were mountains, and orange and lemon groves. The sun was dazzling. It was hot.


D. Phelps, A House in Sicily



Key Dates

  • September 26, ELS XIII begins


U.S. Army International Technology Center-Atlantic Research Division

Department of the Navy

Office of the Naval Research Global


Rosalba Saija - Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia e Ingegneria Elettronica  

Viale F. Stagno d'Alcontres, 31 - 98166 Messina - e-mail: elsxiii@unime.it

Last Update: 05/27/2011