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Date:  Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Title:  Ziwet Colloquium: Harry Potter's Cloak via Transformation Optics

Abstract:  Can we make objects invisible? This has been a subject of human fascination for millennia in Greek mythology, movies, science fiction, etc. including the legend of Perseus versus Medusa and the more recent Star Trek and Harry Potter. In the last decade or so there have been several scientific proposals to achieve invisibility. We will introduce some of these in a non-technical fashion concentrating on the so-called "transformation optics" that has received the most attention in the scientific literature. Reception for the Speaker to Follow in the Upper Atrium of East Hall on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Sponsored by the Ziwet Lecture Series


Speaker:  Gunther Uhlmann
Institution:  University of Washington

 

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