KITP Program: The Theory and Practice of Fluctuation-Induced Interactions (August 18 - November 21, 2008)
Coordinators: Thorsten Emig, Mehran Kardar, Adrian Parsegian, Roya Zandi

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Time Speaker Title
11/21, 10:30 a.m. Adrian Parsegian
"van der Waals" "Hamaker" "Casimer" "Lifshitz" "fluctuation" "electrodynamic": Where Now? What Next?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/20, 12:30 p.m. Efim Kats
Institut Laue Langevin
Casimir Effect in Soft Matter: Membranes and Liquid Crystals[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/20, 10:30 a.m. Roberto Onofrio
Towards Experimental Test of the Dynamical Casimir Effect[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/19, 12:30 p.m. Felipe da Rosa
Casimir Effect and Metamaterials[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/19, 12:30 p.m. Francesco Intravaia
Univ. Potsdam & KITP
Anatomy of the Casimir Effect[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/18, 10:30 a.m. Roberto Onofrio
Casimir Forces: Confronting Different Geometries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 2:00 p.m. Kristian Müller-Nedebock
Univ. Stellenbosch & KITP
Effective Interactions between Macro-ions: Valence-dependence of Condensed Counter-ions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 2:00 p.m. Martin Mueller
Interface-mediated Interactions: from Ground State Calculations to Fluctuation-induced Effects[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 12:30 p.m. Steve Fulling
Texas A M & KITP
Kaluza-Klein Models as Pistons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 10:30 a.m. Paulo Maia Neto
Univ. Rio De Janeiro & KITP
Casimir Energy between a Plane and a Sphere in Electromagnetic Vacuum[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/13, 10:30 a.m. Sahand Jamal Rahi
Thorsten Emig
(Universite Paris Sud & KITP)
A General Formulation for the Casimir Energy and its Practical Application[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 12:30 p.m. Sven de Man
Vrije Universiteit
A New Experimental Set-up for High-statistics Measurements of the Casimir Force[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 12:30 p.m. Diego Dalvit
Recent Progress in Casimir Physics of Atom-surface Interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/07, 12:30 p.m. Oded Kenneth
Technion & KITP
Lunch Discussion: TBA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/07, 10:30 a.m. Israel Klich
Casimir Physics within the TGTG Approach[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/06, 10:30 a.m. David Roberts
Casimir Drag in Superfluids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 12:30 p.m. Andrea Gambassi
Critical Casimir Forces at Work: Measuring and Tuning femto-Newton Forces[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/04, 10:30 a.m. Rafael Garcia
Experimental Observation of Casimir Forces in Tricritical and Liquid Crystalline Films[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 12:30 p.m. Jemal Guven
Conical Defects in Paper Sheets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/30, 10:30 a.m. Bob Jaffe
Casimir Effects in Light of Quantum Field Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 12:30 p.m. Andreas Hanke
Univ. Texas & KITP
Non-Equilibrium Casimir Force Between Two Moving Plates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 10:30 a.m. Ricardo Decca
Precise Measurements of the Casimir Force using Micromechanical Torsional Oscilators[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 10:30 a.m. Andreas Wirzba
Forschungszentrum Juelich & KITP
Fermionic and Scalar Casimir Effect within the Scattering Approach[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 12:30 p.m. Tony Maggs
Constrained Electrodynamics -- Numerics and Interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/21, 10:30 a.m. George Palasantzas
Univ. Groningen
Kinetic Surface Roughening and Optical Properties Influence on the Casimir Force Between Gold Surfaces[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/17, 12:30 p.m. Pascal Buenzli
Univ. Chile & KITP
Nonplanar Objects in a Fluctuating Fluid out of Equilibrium: Self-Forces, Self-Torques, and Violation of the Action-Reaction Principle[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/17, 10:30 a.m. Fabrizio Pinto
Interstellar Technologies Corporation & KITP
Finite-Difference Casimir Force Computations: Development and Convergence towards Industrial Applications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/16, 10:30 a.m. Roger French
DuPont Co. & KITP
Van Der Waals - London Dispersion Interactions For Metallic and Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes From ab initio Unixial Optical Properties[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 12:30 p.m. Roger French
DuPont Co. & KITP
New Perspectives on London Dispersion Interactions and Hamaker Coefficients: At Atomically Abrupt Grain Boundaries in SrTiO3 And In Intergranular Films in Re-M-O-N:Si3N4[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 10:30 a.m. John Dobson
Griffith Univ. & KITP
Strange van der Waals Power Laws from Nonlocal Response[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 12:30 p.m. Philippe Martin
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale & KITP
Microscopic Theory of the Casimir Force at Thermal Equilibrium: Large-separation Asymptotics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/10, 12:30pm Eugene Kolomeisky
Univ. Virginia & KITP
Geometrical Interpretation of the Casimir Effect[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/09, 10:30am Joseph Rudnick
Critical Casimir Force: Effects of Boundary Conditions and Dimensionality[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 12:30pm Umar Mohideen
UC Riverside & KITP
Single Bio Molecular Nanomechanics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 10:30am Umar Mohideen
UC Riverside & KITP
Modulation of the Casimir Force with Light: Experiment and Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 11:00am Peter Kleban
University of Maine & KITP
Exact Factorization of Correlations in 2-D Critical Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/02, 12:30 p.m. Joe Imry
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Normal-metal Persistent Currents and Superconducting Fluctuations with Pair-Breaking: A Solution to the Puzzle?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 12:30 p.m. Ho Chan
Univ of Florida
Measurement of the Casimir Force on Nanoscale Corrugated Surfaces[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 10:30 a.m. Jeremy Munday
Casimir-Lifshitz Forces and QED Torques in Fluid[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 12:30 p.m. Jeremy Munday
Measurements of the Casimir Force with Application to Nanotechnology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 10:30 a.m. Ali Naji
Rudi Podgornik
Fluctuation and Correlation Forces in Coulomb Fluids: An Overview[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 12:30 p.m. Siegfried Dietrich
Critical Casimir Forces between Geometrically Structured Plates[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 10:00 a.m. Siegfried Dietrich
Critical Casimir Effect: Theory, Experiment, and Applications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/19, 12:30 p.m. Matthias Schmidt
Univ. of Bayreuth & KITP
Interfaces in Driven Ising Models: Shear Enhances Confinement[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/18, 10:30 a.m. Ron Horgan
Univ. of Cambridge & KITP
The Thermal Casimir Effect, Soap Films and the Schroedinger Functional[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/17, 12:30 p.m. David Dean
Univ Paul Sabatier & KITP
Fluctuation Effects in 1D Coulomb Fluids[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 10:30 a.m. Woo-Joong Kim
Precision Measurements of the Casimir Force using a Torsion Pendulum[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/09, 12:15 p.m. Thorsten Emig
Universite Paris Sud & KITP
Overview of Fluctuation Forces[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/12, 12:15 p.m. Kay Wiese
Fluctuation Forces on 2D Polymers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/11, 10:30 a.m. Luca Peliti
Univ. Federico II & KITP
Fluctuation Relations for Manipulated Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/10, 1:00 p.m. Joseph Indekeu
Katholieke Univ. & KITP
Critical Casimir Stress in a Superconducting Film[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/10, 12:15 p.m. Giuseppe Bimonte
Univ. Napoli & KITP
Casimir Effect in a Superconducting Cavity: The Aladin Experiment[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 10:30 a.m. Yacov Kantor
Tel Aviv Univ. & KITP
Fluctuations, Geometry and Entropic Elasticity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/05, 12:15 p.m. Joshua Feinberg
Univ. Haifa & KITP
Spectral Methods in Soliton Mass Calculation: The Gross-Neveu Model as an Example[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 10:30 a.m. Hans Werner Diehl
Univ. Duisburg & KITP
RG Studies of Critical Casimir Forces[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/03, 12:15 p.m. Roya Zandi
Wetting in Helium
9/02, 10:30 a.m. Moses Chan
Pennsylvania State Univ.
Fluctuation Induced Thinning of Superfluid Film : Confirmation of Finite Size Scaling[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/29, 12:00 p.m. Ariel Edery
Bishop's Univ. & KITP
Compact Dimensions and the Casimir Effect: the Proca Connection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/28, 10:30 a.m. Steven G. Johnson
Virtual Photons in Imaginary Time: Computing Casimir Forces in New Geometries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/27, 12:00 p.m. Klaus Klingmüller
RWTH Aachen Univ. & KITP
Simulating Quantum Fluctuations: The Worldline Approach to the Casimir Effect[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/26, 10:30 a.m. Maarten De Kieviet
Heidelberg Univ. & KITP
Atomic Beam Spin Echo: Precision Experiments on Fluctuation Induced Quantum Effects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 10:30 am Joseph O. Indekeu
Katholieke Univ. Leuven
Fluctuation-induced forces and wetting phenomena in colloid-polymer mixtures: Are renormalization group predictions measurable?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/21, 12:00 pm Anna Maciolek
MPI Stuttgart
Effective forces induced by fluctuating interface: exact results[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/21, 10:30 am Organisers Overview[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/20, 12:00 pm Rudi Podgornik
Fluctuation Forces Between Carbon Nanotubes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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