New Ways to Manipulate Light and Sound
The ubiquitous presence of electromagnetic and acoustic waves means that their study dates back to the antiquities. Their diverse applications form the very pillars of our modern existence. There has been a recent revolution in this classic field, propelled by both theory and experiments which demonstrate the feasibility of realizing man-made materials with wave manipulation capabilities beyond the defined limits of those found in nature. These advanced materials include photonic/phononic crystals, metamaterials and plasmonic structures. The purpose of this workshop is to review some new developments in this rapidly evolving area.