Coffee at Britta's Cafe... and The Science of Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak

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.

Join SoCal Science Café members for coffee and discussion and then we will walk across campus to the lecture together!  

Date: Sat, 05/05/2012 - Coffee at 10:15 AM, Lecture at 11 AM in UCI Bio Sciences III Room 1200

Abstract: 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.

FREE and open to the public (coffee at Britta's on your own dime)

 Hope to see you there,

 

Dr. Brian Hart
Founder, SoCal Science Café

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  • Lisa

    Informative, interesting, but would have liked the presenter to demonstrate invisibility using actual mirrors not just a slide/movie.

    May 6, 2012

  • Dr. Brian H.

    We learned about using electromagnetic wormholes in order to see behind your back using special glasses, Romulan cloaking devices and more!

    May 5, 2012

  • Dr. Brian H.

    Did you know? Meetup has a free mobile app and I'm taking and posting photos from the event using my phone right now

    May 5, 2012

  • Dr. Brian H.

    RSVPs are almost closed! They close at 7 PM tonight. This is to allow me to be able to send out my texting number to those who signed up yes, so you will be able to text me in order to find where I am at Britta's tomorrow! Also, click here for my photo: http://photos1.meetupstatic.com...­ I'll be sitting outside.

    May 4, 2012

  • Dr. Brian H.

    I am so excited for this event. Please post this event to Twitter and facebook! Here is a short code you can use. http://bit.ly/IFwec9­

    April 30, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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