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The 40th Edition of the Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials will be held on September 21 - 25, 2020 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The School is part of the Distributed School on Metamaterials run by EUPROMETA, the Education Department of the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL.

The school will be focused on Computational Photonics. The tentative school program can be downloaded here.

Info about venue, registration fees, grants, visa invitation letters and accommodation can be found here.



May 20th:  Due to the current situation, we have decided to have that summer school by default as an online event, so that everybody that wishes to participate can participate after being registered. When the current situation permits at the time of the conference, we will do it as a hybrid event, meaning that for those lecturers and students that can travel to Karlsruhe we organise the event on-site but with a proper streaming of all the lectures and exercises. With that we hope to take all restrictions into account. Depending on the situation in September, we (possibly) have to restrict the number of (local) participants to ensure regulations.


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Credits: 1.5 ECTS

Dates: 21 - 25 September 2020

Place: Karlsruhe, Germany

Title of the Course: Computational Photonics

School CoordinatorsProf. Carsten Rockstuhl,    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Confirmed lecturers:

  • Sven Burger - ZIB & JCMwave, Berlin
  • Christin David - Univ. Jena, Germany
  • Andrei Lavrinenko -  DTU, Denmark
  • Owen Miller - Yale Univ., CT, USA
  • Lothar Nannen - TU Vienna, Austria
  • Philipp Schneider - ZIB & JCMwave, Berlin
  • Ole Sigmund  - DTU, Denmark
  • Barbara Verfürth - Augsburg University, Germany


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.