The papers collected in this volume explore the current state of light scattering by
particles as it developed in recent years. They represent a selection of the presentations
held during the Bremen Workshop on Light Scattering 2017, which the Institut für
Werkstofftechnik hosted and which was organized on the University of Bremen Campus
in Bremen in March 2017.
Over the years, this workshop became a regular institution with participants not only
from Germany but also from all over the word. Actually, this year there were again
over 30 participants from 11 different countries. During this year's workshop, various
theoretical and practical aspects of light scattering by particles very discussed. The papers
collected in this volume demonstrate the wide interdisciplinary nature of the interest
in light scattering by particles and particle aggregates.
Especially various theoretical aspects were extensively discussed such as Non-Local
Optical Response, digital in-line holography and Light Scattering by Oblate Particles
near an Interface.
The theoretical approaches used to simulate and investigate the mentioned practical
problems include the T-Matrix Method, the Discrete Sources Method, the Discrete
Dipole Approximation, the Discontinuous Galerkin Time Domain and the Hydrodynamic
In the book the proceedings of the Bremen Workshop on Light
Scattering 2017 are printed. The meeting was held at Institut für
Werkstofftechnik, Bremen on 20. + 21. Feb. 2017.