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Carl Baum
The SUMMA Foundation was founded in 1973 and registered with the IRS as a philanthropic organization to promote scientific and educational activities in the field of electromagnetics. Initial funds to the Foundation were contributed by Dr. Carl E. Baum who has, from time to time, also donated the monetary parts of his scientific awards to the Foundation plus additional funds. Contributions have also been made to the Foundation by donors interested in promoting various scientific activities in the field of electromagnetics. Some of the Foundation activities have had surpluses deposited back with the Foundation.

AMEREM 2014 was held from July 27 to Aug. 1, 2014 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The Final Program Book is available here!

Download all the Abstracts by clicking here!
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The YouTube video above is a collection of over 200 photographs that were taken during AMEREM 2014, set to the music of Dr. Carl E. Baum. If you would like to download an AVI video of the same thing, please click here but note: this is a 150 megabyte file. The resolution is considerably higher than the YouTube video, however. Also, your computer may need a plug-in to play this video properly.

Notes Uploaded on March 1, 2014

Dear Members of the HPE Community,

There is a Change of Guard at the Editorship of the NOTE series. I wish to introduce Dr. Bob Gardner, whom most of you know, as the new Chief Editor. I have agreed to serve as a Co-Editor with Prof. Raj Mittra, of a new on-line Journal called FERMAT (Forum for Electromagnetic Research Methods and Application Technologies).

We are uploading four contributions to the NOTE series, with no hard-copy distribution. The manuscripts that are received are reviewed, revised and uploaded to .
In LPN 23 and LPN 24, Chen and his colleagues look respectively at voltages induced in a loopinside an enclosure due to lightning and diffusion of EM pulses through a practical Faraday cage.

In Microwave Memo 23, Andreev and Birla investigate the EMI problem between wi-fi devices and the microwave oven, when they are both operating at the same frequency of 2.45 GHz, leading to a recommendation of changing the “cooker” oven frequency to 2.48 GHz.

Measurement Note 65 by Daout and his colleagues describe a promising way to measure the complex permittivity of concrete with different moisture content. This could be very useful data for studying EM propagation through buildings.

On behalf of the editorial board of the NOTE series, I wish to thank the authors and reviewers of these publications for their contributions in keeping up the high-standards of the NOTE series set by Carl Baum. Please welcome Bob Gardner and provide him with your cooperation in ensuring the continued success of the NOTE Series, which we all have come to admire and benefit from.

Happy reading and I look forward to seeing you all at AMEREM 2014 in July! (see reverse side for details)

Signature of Dave Giri

Dr. D. V. Giri, Chief Editor;

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"The Complementary Roles of
Analysis, Synthesis, Numerics,
and Experiment in Electromagnetics,"
by Dr. Carl E. Baum

Dr. Carl E. Baum

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