The Associated Team MAGIC was created in January 2006 and renewed in January 2009. At the end of the program in December 2011, the two partners, The MAGIQUE-3D INRIA Project-Team and the California State University at Northridge (CSUN). decided to continue their collaboration and obtained the “Inria International Partner” label in 2013.


The American collaborators have  an extensive experience in the mathematical and numerical analysis of  direct and inverse scattering problems, as well as in the design and  analysis of efficient  artificial absorbing boundary conditions. The French researchers of  Magique-3D are applied mathematicians who are mainly interested in  solving problems arising in geophysical applications using  ideas and techniques developed in the field of scattering problems. The  proposed international  cooperation is unique because the investigator backgrounds, research  interests, and technical skills complement to form a truly  interdisciplinary team with a potential for significant impact on the  computational  infrastructure of science and engineering. Several of the US and french  investigators  have already worked together and visited each other, and therefore are  familiar with each other’s work.  Moreover, this  proposed collaboration provides graduate students, post-doctoral  assistants and faculty  the opportunity to be exposed to different modes of thinking, a  different work environment  as well as a different culture, and therefore will provide an excellent  training for  succeeding in an increasingly global environment.