Prof Leonhardt leaves QUEST for new challenge abroad

Posted on November 05, 2012

Prof Ulf Leonhardt has left the QUEST project to take up a new position in Austria. We thank him for his efforts in QUEST and wish him well for the future.

We welcome Dr Thomas Philbin, based at the University of Exeter and an early collaborator with Prof Leonhardt on spatial transformations, as his replacement as SP1 lead. Amongst other activities, Dr Philbin coauthored an influential paper "Transformation Optics and the Geometry of Light" and a book on spatial transformations with Prof Leonhardt. Tighter collaboration between the theoretical and experimental physicists involved in QUEST is now possible.



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