14 December 2010

The Science of invisibility

Professor Sir John Pendry, Imperial College, London

Professor Sir John Pendry is receiving the medal for his groundbreaking contributions to the development of meta-materials, i.e. materials with significant and new, unusual optical properties. An example is materials with negative refractive indexes, which can then become 'invisible'. This particular phenomenon is called cloaking.

Produced by: The Niels Bohr Institute
Duration: 25:08 min.