MATH Seminar

Title: Harry Potter's Cloak via Transformation Optics
Colloquium: Combinatorics
Speaker: Gunther Ulhmann of University of Washington
Contact: David Borthwick,
Date: 2020-03-05 at 5:00PM
Venue: Oxford Road Building Presentation Room (311)
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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 two decades or so there have been several scientific proposals to achieve invisibility. We will introduce in a non-technical fashion one of them, the so-called "transformation optics," that has received the most attention in the scientific literature.

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