Brave New Matter for a Brave New World: Shapeshifting & Invisibility
Speaker: Jocelyn Bosley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
When: 7:00pm February 3, 2016
Location: Adele Hall Learning Commons
Description: Cutting-edge physics research has produced technologies that reinvent matter itself -- and matter capable of reinventing itself. Shapeshifting, invisibility, and other science fiction tropes are becoming increasingly possible, even essential, as we enter a new era of "programmable matter." From metamaterials to claytronics to synthetic biology, this is not your mama's matter.