Tenth International Symposium on

Electrical, Transport, and Optical Properties

of Inhomogeneous Media (ETOPIM 10)

Neveh Ilan, Israel, 21 -- 26 June 2015

(Last update: 28 September  2014) 

Objective:  To bring together scientists from different disciplines (physics, engineering, materials science, mechanics) working on basic properties and applications of inhomogeneous materials, especially those that are absent from any homogeneous material.

The main topics will include: Electromagnetic and optical properties of meta-materials, plasmonics, subwavelength resolution in electromagnetic and acoustic imaging, new types of transport phenomena, transport and localization in a random medium, magneto-transport and magneto-optics.

International Scientific Committee: David J. Bergman, Mark Brongersma, Sebastien Guenneau, Andrey N. Lagarkov, Ad Lagendijk, Ulf Leonhardt, Uriel Levy, Ross McPhedran, Graeme W. Milton, Meir Orenstein, John Pendry, Ping Sheng, Martin Wegener.

Local Organizing Committee:  David J. Bergman, School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, IL-69978 Tel Aviv, Israel (conference chair), Valentin Freilikher & Yakov M. Strelniker (conference co-chairs), Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, IL-52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel. Local Organizing Committee email:    etopim10.conf@biu.ac.il

Participation: Anyone wishing to participate should write a short request by email to the local organizing committee. In it the applicant should indicate whether he or she also wishes to present research results and whether an oral or poster presentation is preferred. A one page abstract of the proposed presentation should be attached. Some of the invited speakers will be selected from among those applicants. Applications for participation, both active (with presentation) and non-active (without presentation) should be submitted before 28 February 2015. Approvals of participation will be sent by 15 March 2015.

Link to the conference preview website:   ETOPIM 10 preview

Conference proceedings: Those will be published in digital form and will be publicly available to anyone at an appropriate website.

Location:  Neveh Ilan is a lovely rural community located in the mountains about 15 km (10 miles) west of the historic capital city Jerusalem. Public bus service to and from Jerusalem is available every hour from the conference hotel and from the main bus terminal in Jerusalem, the trip lasting about 15 minutes. Tel Aviv, the principal commercial city in Israel, is 45 minutes away by car. In the past, Neveh Ilan was an agricultural community near the main road Tel Aviv - Jerusalem. Today it is a rural suburb of Jerusalem, which includes a modern resort hotel where the conference will be held. The conference hotel is fully air conditioned and has a semi-olympic indoor swimming pool. Neveh Ilan also boasts some of the loveliest scenery in the Judaean Mountains. Hikes in the nearby Itzhak Rabin National Park are highly recommended. Further details about the conference site are available by clicking Neveh Ilan Hotel

Weather: Although the days will be quite warm (typical maximum is 28-30 Celsius), the humidity is low (typically 30%), the evenings and nights are cool (typical minimum temperature is 18-20). During the day, light summer clothing is recommended; for the evenings, a light sweater is sometimes needed. It never rains in June or July.

Registration and reservations:   Those will have to be made in advance by all approved participants. Detailed instructions will be sent shortly after 15 March 2015.

Related conference:   Three weeks before ETOPIM 10 the 7th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP7) will be held in Jerusalem during 31 May - 5 June 2015. More information,as well as pictures of Jerusalem, can be found by clicking the following link:    SPP7

Other useful links are underlined below:
 School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University  Tel Aviv University   Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University
 Bar-Ilan University
  The Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
  The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities   Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space