Numerical Approaches to Wave Propagation in Complex Media

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This minisymposium is devoted to the numerical solution of differential equations that model wave propagation in complex media. Examples for complex media can be heterogeneous materials as they appear in wave scattering problems or nonlinear media appearing in quantum optics. The underlying equations range from classical wave equations with rough coefficients, over Maxwell- and Helmholtz-type equations, to nonlinear Schrödinger equations – all of these problems coming with their intrinsic difficulties that require a suitable numerical treatment to obtain reliable approximations. The talks of this minisymposium address various wave propagation problems in the context of complex media, as well as corresponding discretization techniques that allow for an efficient solving.