Andrea Alù on The Thought Project - Episode 70

November 5, 2019

Professor Alù explains his breakthrough discoveries in the field of photonics.


Andrea Alù is the founding director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY; Albert Einstein Professor of Physics at the Graduate Center; and professor of electrical engineering at The City College of New York. He has received numerous awards and widespread recognition for his breakthroughs in invisibility cloaking — a technology that makes objects undetectable to monitoring signals — and sound cloaking. Alù’s leapfrog discoveries are powered by his work to create novel methods for manipulating light waves and soundwaves.

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