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Events for 09/13/2021 from all calendars

Promotion Talk by Matthias Maier

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Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: BLOC 117

Speaker: Matthias Maier, Texas A&M University

Description: Optical Phenomena, Resonances, and Homogenization of Layered Heterostructures
Two-dimensional materials with controllable electronic structures have opened up an unprecedented wealth of optical phenomena that challenge the classical picture of electromagnetic wave propagation. They are a promising ingredient in the design of novel optical devices, promising "subwavelength optics" beyond the diffraction limit.
In this talk we present a homogenization theory of plasmonic crystals with two-dimensional material inclusions and a spectral analysis quantitatively describing Lorentz resonances in the effective permittivity tensor. We conclude by demonstrating how our analytical findings can serve as an efficient computational tool to describe the general frequency dependence of periodic optical devices.

Promotion Talk by Patrick Orchard

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Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: BLOC 166

Speaker: Patrick Orchard, Texas A&M University

Description: "Patrick Orchard: The Man, The Teacher, The Servant"
This talk is a brief overview of my time at Texas A&M University. It will focus on my teaching and service for the math department and for the University, and how who I am as a person has influenced these and been influenced by these.