Category Archives: Metamaterials
Not sure whether it is an idea worth spreading more than others, but this was a very interesting venue to talk about the ways in which the science behind invisibility is transforming Applied Physics.
A conversation about the lightness of being – including how to solve Olber’s paradox, how to measure the speed of light, and how to become (in)visibile. Full interview (in Dutch) can be found here.
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 […]
What does it mean to be invisible? And will we ever buy one of those invisibility cloaks? The science is even better than the science fiction. The full interview (in Dutch) can be found here.
Can we make people invisible? Yes, no, well… maybe. It depends on how you define invisibility. The full lecture (in Dutch) can be found here.