Waves in periodic media and metamaterials

Location : Institut d’études scientifiques de Cargese

Waves in Periodic Media and Metamaterials

Waves in Periodic Media and Metamaterials

Let us bring together physicists and mathematicians to make an overview of the recent researches and the new directions for the mathematical and numerical study of Periodic media and Metamaterials.

Date of the colloquium
November 23rd - November 25th


Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargese

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The main topics of the workshop are metamaterials and periodic media. This event marks the end of our project, METAMATH,

funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). The METAMATH project involves:

- from POEMS, Sonia Fliss, Anne-Sophie Bonnet Ben Dhia, Patrick Ciarlet, Patrick Joly, Camille Carvalho and Valentin Vinoles;

- from DEFI, Lucas Chesnel, Houssem Haddar,  Mathieu Chamaillard and Thi Phong Nguyen;

- from Laboratoire Jacques Louis Lions, Xavier Claeys ;

- from IMATH, Université de Toulon, Guy Bouchitté and Christophe Bourel.

The motivation of this project was to contribute to the development of mathematical models for the study of periodic media and metamaterials, which are both physically relevant and available for numerical computations.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together physicists and mathematicians to make an overview of the recent researches and the new perspectives on the field.

Invited speakers ...


The colloquim will take place at Institut d’études scientifiques de Cargese, near Ajaccio, at Corsica from November 23rd until November 25th.

For more informations on the Institut, please visit the web site

Assyr Abdulle (EPFL, Lausanne)

Eric Bonnetier (LJK, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble)

Maxence Cassier (University of Utah)

Bérangère Delourme (LAGA, Université Paris 13)

Didier Felbacq (Laboratoire Charles Coulomb, Université de  Montpellier)

Josselin Garnier (CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, Université Paris Saclay)

Maryna Kachanovska (POEMS, ENSTA, Université Paris Saclay)

Agnès Maurel (Institut Langevin, ESPCI, Paris)

Graeme Milton (University of Utah)

Shari Moskow (Drexel University, Philadelphia)

Hoai Minh Nguyen (EPFL, Lausanne)

Thi Phong Nguyen (Defi, Inria, Université Paris Saclay)

Vincent Pagneux (LAUM, Université du Maine, Le Mans)

Andrey Pianitski (Narvik University College, Norway)

Ben Schweizer (TU Dortmund)

Pierre Seppecher (IMATH, Université de Toulon)

Barbara Verfürth (Universität Münster)

Valentin Vinoles (EPFL, Lausanne)

Frédéric Zolla (Institut Fresnel, Marseille)

Follow this link for more information about the scientific program the abstracts


9:00 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Assyr Abdulle

Two stories on wave approximation in heterogeneous media

Maryna Kachanovska

Stable Perfectly Matched Layers for a class of anisotropic dispersive

models [pdf]

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Didier Felbacq

Strong and weak coupling of quantum emitter with a metasurface : a game of poles [pdf]

Ben Schweizer

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Outgoing wave conditions in photonic crystals and transmission properties at interfaces [pdf]

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Vincent Pagneux

Control of absorption with resonators by critical coupling

Valentin Vinoles

Homogenization of transmission problems betweenhomogeneous

and periodic half-planes [pdf]

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coffee break and discussions


9:00 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Frédéric Zolla

Highly dispersive media [pdf]

Thi Phong Nguyen

Identifying the geometry of a local perturbation in periodic layers [pdf]

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Shari Moskow

On the homogenization of a scalar scattering problem for highly oscillating anisotropic media [pdf]

Barbara Verfürth

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Analysis of a multiscale method for highly heterogeneous

Helmholtz problem [pdf]

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Pierre Seppecher

Homogenization of linear elastic structures leading to complete second gradient models [pdf]

Graeme Milton

Field Patterns : a new mathematical object [pdf]

Coffee break

Eri Bonnetier

Superlensing using hyperbolic metamaterials [pdf]

Open questions session and discussions


9:00 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Josselin Garnier

Effective attenuation in multiscale composite media [pdf]

Agnes Maurel

Homogenization of microstructured materials : 2 cases of resonant structures [pdf]

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Hoai Minh Nguyen

Negative Index Materials and their applications [pdf]

Maxence Cassier

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


On the limiting amplitude principle for Maxwell’s equations at the interface of a metamaterial [pdf]

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Bérangère Delourme

Homogenization of a thin perforated wall of finite length [pdf]

Andrey Pianitski

Random Navier-Stokes-type system for electrorheological fluid [pdf]

Coffee break and discussions

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

... and the other participants

Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Ben Dhia (POEMS, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay)

Guy Bouchitté (IMATH, Université de Toulon)

Laurent Bourgeois (POEMS, ENSTA, Université Paris Saclay)

Christophe Bourel (LMPA, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale)

Lucas Chesnel (Defi, Inria, Université Paris Saclay)

Xavier Claeys (LJLL, Université Paris 6)

Guillaume Demesy (Institut Fresnel, Marseille)

Sonia Fliss (POEMS, ENSTA, Université Paris Saclay)

Boris Gralak (Institut Fresnel, Marseille)

Houssem Haddar (Defi, Inria, Université Paris Saclay)

Patrick Joly (POEMS, Inria, Université Paris Saclay)

Agnes Lamacz (TU Dortmund)

Simon Lemaire (EPFL, Lausanne)

Jean-François Mercier (POEMS, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay)

André Nicolet (Institut Fresnel, Marseille)

Kim Pham (UME, Ensta, Université Paris Saclay)

Christian Stohrer (KIT, Karlsruhe)