Cloaking: Science Meets Science Fiction


Séminaire du LJK

15/02/2013 - 13:30 Mr Gunther UHLMANN (University of Washington) Salle 1 - Tour IRMA

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.