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Dr. Marin Šoljačić to Lecture at the Ruđer Bošković Institute

May 12th 2010

U sklopu aktivnosti povodom obilježavanja 60. obljetnice Instituta Ruđer Bošković, a na poziv ravnateljice IRB-a dr. sc. Danice Ramljak prof. dr. sc. Marin Soljačić održat će u srijedu 19. svibnja u 11 sati na IRB-u predavanje pod nazivom Photonic Crystals: when the only limit is imagination. Predavanje će se održati u predavaonici III. krila Instituta Ruđer Bošković, Bijenička cesta 54, Zagreb.

The lecture will focus on photonic crystals, artificially created metamaterials nano-structured on scales smaller than the wavelength of light on which the laws of optical physics change drastically. Professor Soljačić will present different physical phenomena that occur in photonic crystals, including some of the exciting applications that they enable.

Professor Soljačić graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1996 and received his PhD from Princeton University in 2000. He is a Professor at the Department of Physics at the most prestigious World Tech University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts (USA). Professor Soljačić is a co-author of 97 scientific articles and 16 patents, and has given more than 70 invited lectures at conferences and universities around the world.

Professor Soljačić has won numerous awards including very notable awards like "Adolph Lomb Medal" (2005), the award of American Optical Society (Optical Society of America), which is given each year to a scientist under the age of 35 for the most important discoveries in optics worldwide. Year after (2006) he won the prestigious award of the technology journal "Technology Review" TR35, which is awarded to the best innovators under the age of 35. The "New York Times" magazine, in 2007, included the concept of not radiating wireless energy transfer "WiTricity", which was developed by Professor Soljačić, among 70 extraordinary and brilliant ideas that have marked the year of 2007. Professor Soljačić is a winner of the award "MacArthur Fellowships" for the year of 2008.

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