Slow Light is a popular treatment of today's astonishing
breakthroughs in the science of light. Even though we don't
understand light's quantum mysteries, we can slow it to a stop and
speed it up beyond its Einsteinian speed limit, 186,000 miles/sec;
use it for quantum telecommunications; teleport it; manipulate it
to create invisibility; and perhaps generate hydrogen fusion power
with it. All this is lucidly presented for non-scientists who
wonder about teleportation, Harry Potter invisibility cloaks, and
other fantastic outcomes. Slow Light shows how the real science and
the fantasy inspire each other, and projects light's incredible
future. Emory physicist Sidney Perkowitz discusses how we are
harnessing the mysteries of light into technologies like lasers and
fiber optics that are transforming our daily lives. Science-fiction
fantasies like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak are turning into
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