Waves in structured materials: symmetry and functionality

TYPESolid State Institute Seminar
Speaker:Dr. Simone Zanotto
Affiliation:NEST Laboratory, CNR - Istituto di Nanoscienze and Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy
Time:12:30 - 13:30
Location:Solid State Auditorium(Entrance)
Remark:Host: Associate Professor Ido Kaminer

Artificial structuring of materials on the subwavelength scale has led to impressive scientific and tehnological results, often summarized by the terminology "metamaterials". In this seminar, I will review the basics of waves in structured media, and illustrate original research about the manipulation of polarization, absorption, Babinet complementarity, and nonreciprocity, mostly in classical electromagnetism, with some extra insights in acoustics.