By Peter Kuchment
Technological know-how and engineering were nice resources of difficulties and idea for generations of mathematicians. this is often most likely real now greater than ever as a variety of demanding situations in technology and expertise are met via mathematicians. this kind of demanding situations is knowing propagation of waves of other nature in structures of advanced constitution. This ebook includes the lawsuits of the learn convention, 'Waves in Periodic and Random Media'. Papers are dedicated to a couple of comparable issues, together with spectral concept of periodic differential operators, Anderson localization and spectral idea of random operators, photonic crystals, waveguide concept, mesoscopic platforms, and clothier random surfaces. Contributions are written via favourite specialists and are of curiosity to researchers and graduate scholars in mathematical physics.
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