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Keller's Influence Behind the "Iron Curtain": GTD Ideas in the Soviet/Russian Diffraction School

Presented by: 
Valery Smyshlyaev University College London
Date: 
Thursday 2nd March 2017 -
15:00 to 15:20
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
I will attempt a brief historical overview of how, starting from around 1960s, the ideas of J.B. Keller including on Geometric Theory of Diffraction (GTD) penetrated into the Soviet/ Russian diffraction school, and influences it often competing with and complementing ideas of V.A. Fock, V.M. Babich, and others.
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