First Announcement and Call for Papers in ASCII, MS Word and Post Script formats.
St.Petersburg, Russia, June 1 - 4, 1999
FACULTY of PHYSICS of St.PETERSBURG UNIVERSITY
The Seminar Day on Diffraction’99 is timed to the celebration of
the 275-th anniversary of St.Petersburg University (founded January 28, 1724)
ST.PETERSBURG BRANCH STEKLOV MATHEMATICAL INST.
EULER INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL INST.
Russian Foundation for Basis Researches
URSI Mode-A sponsoring IEEE ED/MTT/AP St.Petersburg Chapter
Prof. V.M.Babich (co-chairman) Prof. V.S.Buldyrev (co-chairman)
Prof. E.V.Jull (Canada) Prof. A.P.Kiselev,
Dr. M.A.Ljalinov Dr. E.V.Novikova
AIMS and SCOPE
The scope of the Seminar is to bring together scientists working in the area of mathematical theory of diffraction and propagation and researchers interested in application of various nature wave phenomena.
Traditional topics of the Seminar
Asymptotic Methods Mathematical Aspects of Wave
Inverse Problems Scattering and Diffraction Boundary-Contact Problems
Waveguides and Resonators Rays and Beams Waves in Non-Uniform Media
Boundary Layers Nonlinear Waves Propagation in Random Media Numerical Approaches
Contributions concerning wave phenomena of any kind are welcome!
Working language is English
Book of abstracts (available at the Seminar)
Proceedings of selected papers (Fall 1999)
Recent "Day on Diffraction" Proceedings
Proceedings DD'99 will be issued Fall 1999. You may find here rules of manuscript preparation and description of submission ways.
DAY on DIFFRACTION history
The Seminars ``Day on Diffraction'' are annually held in late May or early June by the St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg Branch of Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Euler International Mathematical Institute.
The Seminars ``Day on Diffraction'' have been held since late 1960-s. Originally these seminars summed up the results of the famous Leningrad Diffraction Theory School headed by V.A.Fock and V.I.Smirnov. The works of V.I.Smirnov and S.L.Sobolev on functionally-invariant solutions of wave equation in the beginning of 30-s, the method of partial separation of variables suggested by V.I.Smirnov in 1937, widely known works of V.A.Fock on diffraction of radio-waves around the surface of the Earth of 40-s laid the cornerstone of Leningrad - St.Petersburg school. The main body of the diffraction school in 60s - 70s was constituted by the students of G.I.Petrashen' who proceed with and developed the subjects of diffraction after the World War II.
The idea of organizing annual seminars on diffraction theory and wave propagation has arisen in 1968, and the first seminar was held in June 1968. The next day after the Seminar its participants, which were young in those times, went to Komarovo on the bank of the Gulf of Finland, played volleyball, football on the beach, drank tea. All the sessions since have always ended with friendly picnic parties with a camp fire and traditional Russian games. Year by year the Soviet scientists from other cities began to participate and the ``Day on Diffraction'' became an All Union Seminar. Since 1986 the Seminar occupied two days: the first was organized in Leningrad, the second was at the faculty of Physics in Peterhoff. Nevertheless the name ``Day on Diffraction'' preserved. Since 1991 the sessions of the Seminar occupy 3 days. The number of participants is about 40. Within the last decade the Seminar became international.
The Day on Diffraction '99 Seminar will be opened on 1 of June 1999 in St.Petersburg. We are as always pleased to see active researchers in the field of Diffraction Theory from all over the world.
St.Petersburg one of the most beautiful cities of Europe founded by Peter the Great about 300 years ago. It is specially nice this time of year (called "white nights") when day light continues from 3 a.m. to 12 p.m. The DD logo symbolizes open bridges with ship traffic at the night - world famous St.Petersburg landscape! There are many other ways for interesting excursions, including visiting of small satellite towns Peterhoff (not far from the University campus), Pushkin, Pavlovsk and Gatchina with wonderful gardens and palaces of 18th-19th century.
St.Petersburg is also world known as a great cultural center with reach museums and famous theatres (opera, ballet) and philharmonic hall.
ACCOMMODATION: a lot of hotels in downtown, from cheap ($20) to luxurious ones ($100 and more).
(the Org.Comm. may take care of your reservation and/or consult your hotel's selection).
WEATHER: about 20C, mostly sunshine.
DETAILS OF PAPER SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION:
YOU MAY USE ON-LINE REGISTRATION NOW!
or submit (usage of e-mail is highly recommended!) one page (A4, 10pt font size) abstract to:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 1999
The registration fee is 120 USD to be paid in cash at the registration.
(It covers Proceedings of the Seminar, lunches for three days and picnic party)
For any questions please be free to contact: Ivan Andronov or Valery Grikurov
DAY on DIFFRACTION - MILLENNIUM WORKSHOP (May 29 - June 1, 2000, St.Petersburg)
Recent "DAY on DIFFRACTION'98" home -page
Dept. of Math. & Math. Phys., St.Petersburg Univ.
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