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.