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開催情報 火曜日 10:30~11:30 数理科学研究科棟(駒場) 056号室
担当者 儀我美一、石毛和弘、三竹大寿、米田剛
セミナーURL http://coe.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/sympo/pde_ra/
目的 首都圏の偏微分方程式、実解析の研究をさらに活発にするために本研究会を東大で開催いたします。


10:30-11:30   数理科学研究科棟(駒場) 056号室
Hoài-Minh Nguyên 氏 (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Some perspectives on negative index materials (English)
[ 講演概要 ]
Negative index materials (NIMs) are artificial structures whose refractive index has negative value over some frequency range. These materials were first investigated theoretically by Veselago in 1964. The existence of NIMs was confirmed experimentally by Shelby, Smith, and Schultz in 2001. New fabrication techniques now allow the construction of NIMs at scales that are interesting for applications. NIMs have attracted a lot of attention from the scientific community, not only because of potentially interesting applications, but also because of challenges in understanding their peculiar properties. Mathematically, the study of NIMs faces two difficulties. First, the equations describing the phenomenon have sign changing coefficients, hence the ellipticity and the compactness are lost in general. Second, the localized resonance, i.e., the field explodes in some regions and remains bounded in some others as the loss goes to 0, might appear. In this talk I will discuss various mathematics techniques used to understand various applications of NIMs such as cloaking and superlensing and to develop new designs for them.