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Metamaterials and the science of invisibility

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19:30 – 19:30 3 Nov 2015
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Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

Speakers: Professor Sir John Pendry

Electromagnetism encompasses much of modern technology. Its influence rests on our ability to deploy materials that can control the component electric and magnetic fields. A new class of materials has created some extraordinary possibilities, such as negative refractive index, and lenses whose resolution is limited only by the precision with which we can manufacture them. Cloaks have been designed and built that hide objects within them, but remain completely invisible to external observers. The new materials, named metamaterials, have properties determined as much by their internal physical structure as by their chemical composition – and the radical new properties to which they give access promise to transform our ability to control much of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: Further information can be obtained from Dr Cyril Isenberg, e-mail c.isenberg@kent.ac.uk, tel 01227 823768.

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