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Schedule for the MiniCourse on Waves in Inhomogeneous
Media
Lectures will be held in room LCB 215 unless noted otherwise

WEEK 1  
Monday, July 28  9:15  9:30  Welcome and information from organizers 
9:30  10:30  Schuster: Overview of geophysical seismic inversion  
11:00  12:00  Symes: Seismic imaging as an inverse problem  
2:00  3:00  E. Cherkaev: Inverse problems for Maxwell equations in time and frequency domains  
Tuesday, July 29  9:30  10:30  Papanicolaou: Overview of imaging in clutter 
11:00  12:00  Symes: High frequency asymptotics and imaging operators  
1:30  2:30  Schuster: Basics of seismic migration  
4:00  5:00  Problem / discussion session  
Wednesday, July 30  9:30  10:30  Papanicolaou: Synthetic aperture imaging and Kirchhoff migration 
11:00  12:00  Symes: Basics of seismic traveltime tomography  
3:30  7:30  Barbeque  
Thursday, July 31 Lectures in Olpin Union Panorama Room East 
9:30  10:30  Papanicolaou: Introduction to waves in random media 
11:00  12:00  Symes: A step beyond linearization: velocity analysis  
1:30  2:30  Papanicolaou: Basic time reversal and matched fields  
3:00  4:00  Robert Nowack: Gaussian beam migration  
4:00  5:00  Problem / discussion session  
Friday, August 1 Lectures in Olpin Union Panorama Room East 
9:30  10:30  Papanicolaou: Local data covariance reduction 
11:00  12:00  E. Cherkaev: Illposed problems and regularization  
1:30  2:30  Schuster: Galileo was a migrationist  
3:00  4:00  Dobson: Introduction to waves in periodic media  
Saturday, August 2  Free day  
Sunday, August 3  Canyon hike. Those interested please meet on the Math Plaza at 8:00 am.  
WEEK 2  
Monday, August 4  9:30  10:30  Milton: Rainbows, halos, and glories: mathematics in nature 
11:00  12:00  A. Cherkaev: Waves in chains and lattices 1  
1:30  2:30  Balk: Linear waves in plain media: What ships and ducks have in common (quantitatively)?  
3:00  4:00  Dobson: Waves in periodic media and optimal design 1  
4:00  5:00  Problem / discussion session  
Tuesday, August 5  9:30  10:30  Milton:Analyticity of the effective medium constant 
11:00  12:00  A. Cherkaev: Waves in chains and lattices 2  
1:30  2:30  Golden: Sea ice 1  
3:00  4:00  Dobson: Waves in periodic media and optimal design 2  
4:00  5:00  Balk: Propagation through random media: Twinkle, twinkle little star  
Wed, August 6  9:30  10:30  Milton: Some surprises concerning the speed at which a pulse propagates in a composite medium 
11:00  12:00  A. Cherkaev: Waves in chains and lattices 3  
1:30  2:30  Golden: Sea ice 2  
3:00  4:00  Balk: Turbulent transport: How does the rain start?  
4:00  5:00  E. Cherkaev: Recovering spectral functions from effective measurements Final problem / discussion session 

Minisymposium on current research topics in waves in inhomogeneous media  
Thursday, August 7  9:30  10:10  Jakob Jensen (TU Denmark): Topology optimization of bandgap structures 
10:10  10:50  Eduard Kirr (Chicago): From periodic to random inhomogeneities along optical waveguides  
11:20  12:00  Alexander Figotin (UC Irvine): Unidirectional wave propagation in nonreciprocal photonic crystals  
1:30  2:10  McKay Hyde (Minnesota): Fast, highorder methods for scattering by inhomogeneous media  
2:10  2:50  Yury Grabovsky (Temple): Extrapolation of complex electromagnetic permittivity function using least squares approach  
3:10  3:50  Oscar Bruno (Caltech): Highorder, highfrequency methods in computational electromagnetism  
3:50  4:30  Tom Robbins: Traveling periodic waves for integrodifference models  
Friday, August 8  Minicourse concludes. No lectures scheduled since many participants will be traveling to the conference in Irvine. 