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LivMS Event:

* *Date:* 18 Apr, 2018
* *Time:* 17:30
* *Presenter:* Professor Alexander Movchan (LivMS President)
* *Title:* Wave Cloaking and the Millennium Bridge Problem (the "Wibbly Wobbly Bridge")
* *Audience:* 16+
* *Venue:* Lecture Theatre 2, Redmonds Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5UG
* *Contact:* Peter Giblin

This lecture is FREE for all students and full members of the LivMS. Others pay a door charge of £4


Car Parking: There is a multi-storey car park very-close-by the Redmonds Building. See web-link: The traffic-entrance to this car-park is near the bottom of Mount Pleasant. The car park closes at 8pm


This lecture is about mathematics of waves. Waves in structured solids may have interesting and unusual properties. A bridge, for example, can be viewed as a waveguide, and waves can be controlled, so that vibrations are suppressed.

Waves can also be routed around objects by special coatings, ``invisibility cloaks’’. The lecture explains the theory standing behind these interesting phenomena and includes practical examples. Cloaking is explained via a coordinate transformation applied to the wave equation. Implementations of cloaks are also shown.