Cloaking: Science Meets Science Fiction at Eastside Science Café

Monday, 9 July 2012 - 7:00pm
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
Wilde Rover Click here for Map

From Greek mythology to modern science fiction, humans have been fascinated by the idea of invisibility for millennia. However, can we actually make objects invisible? At the July Eastside Science Café, join UW's Gunther Uhlmann to discover several recent scientific projects, such as "transformation optics," designed to take invisibility out of the fictional worlds of Perseus and Harry Potter and make it a reality. A discussion will be led by Gunther Uhlmann, Ph.D., Department of Mathematics, UW. Download the flyer (PDF)

 

The Eastside Science Cafe is your opportunity to talk with researchers about science and technology research—all in the comfortable atmosphere of a local pub. 

Eastside Science Café is held on the second Monday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Eastside Science Cafés take place at Wilde Rover in Kirkland and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.