Thomas Philbin

Thomas Philbin completed his research degrees at Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland. He later held postdoctoral appointments at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, the Max Planck Institute in Erlangen, Germany, and the National University of Singapore. He currently holds a Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Government Personal Research Fellowship at St Andrews. His current research interests are Casimir forces, artificial black holes, and uses of differential geometry in optics.

Thomas Philbin Published March 2, 2009

Optics

A proposal for a new type of cloaking device suggests a way to hide both a distant object and the cloak itself.