Joint Mathematics Colloquium---Cloaking via Transformation Optics
Student No.:100
Time:Wednesday 16:00-17:00, 2015-11-11
Instructor:Gunther Uhlmann  [University of Washington / HKUST]
Place:Lecture hall, Floor 3, Jin Chun Yuan West Building
Starting Date:2015-11-11
Ending Date:2015-11-11



This is a Joint Mathematics Colloquium by Dept of Mathematical Sciences and YMSC, Tsinghua University.


Abstract: Invisibility has been a subject of human fascination for millenia, from the Greek legend of Perseus versus Medusa to the more recent The Invisible Man, The Invisible Woman, Star Trek and Harry Potter, among many others.


Over the years, there have been occasional scientific prescriptions for invisibility in various settings but the route to cloaking that has received the most attention has been transformation optics. To achieve invisibility one can design materials that would steer light around a hidden region, returning it to its original path on the far side. Not only would observers be unaware of the contents of the hidden region, they would not even be aware that something was being hidden.


In this lecture we will describe the mathematics of transformation optics and applications to cloaking to different kind of waves.




Introduction of Speaker:


Prof. Gunther Uhlmann is a recipient of the prestigious Bôcher Prize of the American Mathematical Society in 2011 for his outstanding contribution in analysis. He is currently the Walker Family Endowed Professor of University of Washington and IAS Si Yuan Professor of HKUST. 


Prof. Uhlmann was elected a corresponding member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences in 2001, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, and a SIAM fellow in 2010. He was an invited speaker at ICM in Berlin in 1998 and a plenary speaker at ICIAM in Zurich in 2007. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher by ISI in 2004. 


Contact person: Shiu-Yuen Cheng