The specific topics that will be covered include (but are not limited to) the following:
new theoretical developments and numerical simulations of light scattering by nonspherical particles and particles with complex internal structure;
laboratory and field experiments in light scattering by natural and artificial
single and multiple light scattering by dust grains and aerosols in terrestrial and planetary atmospheres (including exoplanets) and various cosmic objects;
applications of light scattering in remote sensing, particle detection, and
laboratory and field particle characterization;
applications of light scattering methods in biology and biomedicine;
light scattering methods to control material properties in chemical and material science experiments and in technological processes.