Vincent Ginis

Category Archives: Invisibility

Sophie Viaene successfully defended her PhD on the exploration of metamaterial horizons

Einstein’s theory of general relativity has dramatically changed our world view, by describing gravity as an intrinsic deformation of space and time. About fifteen years ago, John Pendry and Ulf Leonhard had the intriguing idea to emulate the behaviour of light in a deformed space by making use of carefully designed artificial metamaterials. Metamaterials consist […]

Plenary lecture at Solvay Award Ceremony 2017

The 2017 Chemistry for the Future Solvay Prize was awarded to Professor Susumu Kitagawa for his work in developing metal organic frameworks, a new class of materials with a range of potential future applications, including the capturing of polluting gases. I delivered a speech, titled A conversation between Einstein, Magritte and Harry Potter,  at this Solvay Prize […]