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Cloaking Device Concept Moves Beyond Theory

Photo of theoretical mathematician Graeme Milton.

Theoretical mathematician Graeme Milton in his office at the University of Utah.

Credit: University of Utah

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This video simulation shows the cloaking of a system of three particles. The dashed line is not a physical boundary, but marks the edge of the cloaking region. When the three particles are inside this region, they do not disturb the field outside, i.e., they are invisible from the outside.

Credit: Nicolae Nicorovici in partnership with Graeme Milton, Lindsay Botton and Ross McPhedran.