Category Archives: Invisibility

Philip Wylie’s The Murderer Invisible

If it were a mystery novel, The Murderer Invisible would be a failure right off the bat, as the plot twist is explained right there in the title!  As science fiction and horror, however, this 1931 book by Philip Wylie … Continue reading

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So, what is a “temporal cloak”, anyway?

I’ve been saying for a few years that optical science has entered a truly remarkable new era: instead of asking the question, “What are the physical limitations on what light can do?”, we are now asking, “How can we make … Continue reading

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Isaac Newton… Father of invisibility physics?

My blog has been a good impetus to research a number of interesting scientific topics more deeply than I would otherwise have had the ambition to do.  For instance, since the blog’s inception, I’ve been pushing the origins of “invisibility physics” … Continue reading

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“Visions of invisibility in fiction” in Optics & Photonics News!

I’m very excited — this morning my first popular science article written for a magazine appeared online!  “Visions of invisibility in fiction” appears in the July/August issue of Optics & Photonics News, the news magazine of the Optical Society of … Continue reading

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Invisibility talk in the Critical Wit podcast!

For those who aren’t tired yet of hearing me talk about science, you can now hear me in the second installment of the Critical Wit Podcast, hosted by Chris Lindsay!  I pontificate on the topic of invisibility cloaks and the … Continue reading

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Post at Scientific American guest blog on invisibility!

For those wondering where my science-related posts have been these days, I have at least a partial answer: I have a guest post on the Scientific American guest blog on, “Invisibility: After several years of research, it’s just gotten weirder”! … Continue reading

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Invisibility physics: Kerker’s “invisible bodies”

(This is a continuation of my “history of invisibility physics” series of posts.  The earlier posts are: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI) The history of invisibility physics truly began with the concept of … Continue reading

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