The classical theory of electromagnetism describes the interaction of electrically charged particles through electromagnetic forces, which are carried by the electric and magnetic fields. The propagation of the electromagnetic fields can be described by Maxwell's equations. Solving Maxwell's equations numerically is a challenging problem which appears in many different technical applications. Difficulties arise for instance from material interfaces or if the geometrical features are much larger than or much smaller than a typical wavelength. The spatial discretization needs to combine good geometrical flexibility with a relatively high order of accuracy.
The aim of this small-scale, week-long interactive mini-workshop jointly organized by the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Twente, and kindly hosted at the MFO, is to bring together experts in non-standard and mixed finite elements methods with experts in the field of electromagnetism.