The goal of this Annual Meeting is to provide an overview of the major advances in the second year of our Simons Collaboration, and discuss the use of various forms of symmetries to guide the optimal designs of metamaterials for extreme manipulation of light, radio-waves and mechanical waves. The meeting will focus on symmetry-driven engineered materials with an emphasis on the role of time and space-time interfaces, and associated extreme wave phenomena.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Andrea Alù | Time metamaterials 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Mario Silveirinha | Topological properties of spacetime metamaterials 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Mathias Fink | Wavefront shaping for wireless communications: From Time Reversal Mirrors to Intelligent Metasurfaces 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM Katia Bertoldi | Non-periodic Design Discovery for Optimal Dynamic Responses in Flexible Mechanical Metamaterials 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM Nader Engheta | 4D Platforms for Wave Manipulation and Signal Processing 5:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Michael Weinstein | Edge states in continuum and discrete structures 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Massimo Ruzzene | Space-time Acoustic Metamaterials 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Steven Johnson | Resonances for spatially distributed emission 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Group A – PIs & Speakers
Business-class airfare for flights over 5 hours
Hotel accommodations for up to 3 nights
Reimbursement of Local Expenses
Group B – Out-of-town Participants
Hotel Accommodations for up to 3 nights
Reimbursement of Local Expenses
Group C – Local Participants
No funding provided besides hosted conference meals.
Group D – Remote Participants
A Zoom link will be provided.
For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, the James NoMad hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage; therefore, participants are encouraged to walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
The James NoMad Hotel
22 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(between 28th and 29th Streets)
For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.
ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on the WHO’s site.
Reimbursement and Travel Policy
Any expenses not directly paid for by the Simons Foundation are subject to reimbursement based on the foundation’s travel policy. An email will be sent within a week following the conclusion of the meeting with further instructions on submitting your expenses via the foundation’s web-based expense reimbursement platform.
Receipts are required for any expenses over $50 USD and are due within 30 days of the conclusion of the meeting. Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Klein.