Date recorded: February 25 2014

Duration: 57 minutes 25 seconds

This webinar will highlight the development of light scattering theories in the late 1800's culminating in Mie's classic paper in Ann. Physik. We'll hightlight the editorial exchanges that took place prior to publication.
Table of contents
1. Untitled
01:47
2. Abstract
00:37
3. Obligatory Opening Quotation (O2Q)
01:11
4. The giantsMaxwell, Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt), and Stokes had more than dabbled… Maxwell had set the scene in 1865.….or had he?…..
01:04
5. Rayleigh – “Rawl-ee"
00:50
6. Rayleigh
01:01
7. It had all been done before…. in 1863....Alfred Clebsch "Über die Reflexion an einer Kugelfläche" Journal für Mathematik, Band 61, Heft 3, 195 – 262 (1863) This is before Maxwell!
01:13
8. No diagrams though…. Only complex math….
00:36
9. But…
01:08
10. Clebsch
00:57
11. The same fate befell Lorenz……
01:27
12. No-one can have these papers can they?!
00:18
13. Early work
01:28
14. Debye came afterwards (1909) in the same journal as Mie (Annalen der Physik)
00:49
15. So what did Debye do differently?After Laven in “The Mie Theory” (Eds. Hergert/Wreidt)
01:13
16. Mie and Debye (after Laven in “The Mie Theory”)
01:01
17. So Mie wasn’t even second…. But he did have diagrams!
01:24
18. So, Gustav, what does it mean to Mie?
01:05
19. Ph.D (1892) & Biography‘‘On the Fundamental Principle of the Existence of Integrals of Partial Differential Equations’’
01:03
20. In Ph.D thesisTranslation by Ulf NobbmannIch bin Ihnen sehr dankbar
00:36
21. More ‘Lebenslauf’
00:16
22. Mie’s letter to the journal
01:09
23. The journal’s response (Wilhelm Wien)
00:40
24. The paper – in Annalen der PhysikAnn. Physik, 25, 377 – 445, (1908)
00:40
25. 2 translations: one into English (1976) and one into American (1978)
00:48
26. An overview of Mie’s solution
01:33
27. The scattered intensity as a function of angle
01:47
28. The argument develops…
01:34
29. We then need to calculate the intensity functions
00:50
30. Ah, but what was p and t?
01:12
31. p and t
00:30
32. The error
00:57
33. Harry Bateman (1882 – 1946)“To shake his hand was like grasping a leaf of wilted lettuce”
01:21
34. OK, back to Mie
00:32
35. Getting complicated?! Big J….
01:33
36. Making waves
00:37
37. The Mie plot
01:08
38. Practical computing of am and bm
01:08
39. Thus…
00:07
40. And… designating 4 new terms
00:36
41. Note
00:43
42. Then…
00:10
43. How many summations/terms?
01:19
44. a = 0.1 and a = 20 (Penndorf/Goldberg)
00:55
45. I said, how many?!
00:50
46. Summations continued
01:15
47. Bohren and Huffman – “BHMIE”
00:40
48. The RI’s Mie used for his (Au) calculations
00:22
49. Mie’s legacy and novelty (after Horvath)
01:14
50. The outcome:pictures and predictions!
00:37
51. Now we can do these calculations on our PC
01:08
52. The scattering is complex – even for a sphere!Gérard Gouesbet’s team in France
00:00
53. General form of the plot (p 289; Davis Ed.)
00:45
54. Theory not universally accepted……….
00:59
55. Sleeping Beauty…
00:14
56. But it grew and grew…. Sleeping Beauty
00:34
57. But we also note…
00:30
58. The old way The modern way Philip Laven’s MiePlot
00:19
59. Acknowledgements
00:35
60. Best references to Mie (the person) and his solution….
01:10
61. References
00:18
62. References
00:34
63. The T-shirt logos – 2008; © Alan Rawle
00:12
64. And there’s more… © Alan Rawle
00:18
65. Thank you!
00:46
66. Contact Information
01:12