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Summer School 2020 »Computational Photonics«


Computational methods to simulate the propagation of electromagnetic waves in complex environments are a key technology in the development of modern photonic devices and structures. Typical goals are for instance to simulate scenarios inaccessible to real world experiments, to simplify or optimize the design of optical materials and functional devices prior to fabrication, and to explore new regimes, effects, and possible applications of light-matter-interaction.

In this one week summer school world leading experts from both mathematics and theoretical physics give a concise introduction to important concepts and recent developments in the field. The lectures will be complemented by computer tutorials to provide insights into the implementation and performance of various algorithms.



From September 21-25, 2020. Have a look into the schedule. There will be a poster session on Monday. You are invited to present your own. A more detailed program will follow later.


There is no fee. Please apply early, due to limited number of participants, by completing this email form and sending it to us. (Do you have trouble opening the link? Then copy & paste the email body manually and send it completed to admin∂waves.kit.edu.) Female PhD and Master's students are particularly encouraged to attend.

Notice: Please apply early for a visa (if you need one) to enter Germany.


We have limited resources for accommodation support. In case you want to apply for support, please send us a letter of motivation to admin∂waves.kit.edu and also include a letter of recommendation from your advisor.


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Campus South, Building 20.30
Englerstr. 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Further directions.


Laurette Lauffer and Christian Knieling via E-Mail: admin∂waves.kit.edu

Local organizers

Willy DörflerRoland GriesmaierLaurette LaufferCarsten Rockstuhl


This school is a cooperative event organised by the

Collaborative Research Centre 1173 Cluster of Excellence European Doctoral Programmes in Metamaterials

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