Diffuse Waves in Complex Media

  • Jean-Pierre Fouque

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 531)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. B. A. Van Tiggelen
    Pages 1-60
  3. J. Lacroix
    Pages 61-71
  4. C. M. Soukoulis
    Pages 93-107
  5. Alexander Figotin
    Pages 109-136
  6. C. W. J. Beenakker
    Pages 137-164
  7. E. Kanzieper, V. Freilikher
    Pages 165-211
  8. Rodney Loudon
    Pages 213-247
  9. Robin Kaiser
    Pages 249-288
  10. M. Nieto-Vesperinas, A. Madrazo
    Pages 289-317
  11. W. Kholer, G. Papanicolaou, B. White
    Pages 347-381
  12. M. Campillo, L. Margerin, N. M. Shapiro
    Pages 383-404
  13. Roel Snieder
    Pages 405-454
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 455-459

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute on Diffuse Waves in Complex Media was held at the "Centre de Physique des Houches" in France from March 17 to 27, 1998. The Schools' scientific content, wave propagation in heterogeneous me­ dia, has covered many areas of fundamental and applied research. On the one hand, the understanding of wave propagation has considerably improved during the last thirty years. New developments and concepts such as, speckle correlations, weak and strong localization, time reversal, near-field propagation are under active research. On the other hand, wave propagation in random media is now being investigated in many different fields such as applied mathematics, acoustics, optics, atomic physics, geo­ physics or medical sciences. Each community often uses its own langage to describe the same phenomena. The aim of the School was to gather worldwide specialists to illuminate various aspects of wave propagation in random media. This volume presents fourteen expository articles corresponding to courses and seminars given during the School. They are arranged as follows. The first three articles deal with the phenomena of localization of waves: B. van Tiggelen (p. 1) gives a critical review of the physics of localization, J. Lacroix (p. 61) presents the mathematical theory and A. Klein (p. 73) describes recent results for randomized periodic media.


crystal diffusion geophysics materials science scattering statistics wave propagation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Fouque
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CNRSEcole PolytechniqueFrance
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5680-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4572-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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