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General schedule:

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
10:30 am

Seminar: Experimenter of the week (Aud)

Seminar: Theory I
(Aud)
Seminar: Theory II (Aud)
12:30 pm

Informal lunch meeting
(FR)
Lunch discussion (SSR)
Informal lunch meeting (FR)
Lunch discussion
(SSR)
12:30 pm
KITP Blackboard Lunch (Aud)




2:00
pm


KITP Colloquium (MSR)


4:00
pm

Physics Dept. Colloquium
(BROIDA)



Informal lunch meeting: Further discussion of preceding seminar and related topics.
Lunch discussion: Short presentation of 15-20 minutes on open problems, questions and/or recent progress,
followed by discussion. Please contact the coordinators if you want to suggest topics for this category.
Legend: Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room, FR=Founders' Room

Date
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Week of 08/18




Tue, Aug 19
11:00 am
SSR
Program Organisers
Organisational Meeting with all Participants


12:00 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Aug 20
12:00 pm
SSR
R. Podgornik
Lunch discussion: Fluctuation forces between carbon nano tubes

Thu, Aug 21
10:30 am
Aud
M. Kardar
Seminar: The Theory and Practice of Fluctuation-Induced Interactions


12:00 pm
SSR
A. Maciolek
Lunch discussion: Effective forces induced by fluctuating interface: exact results

Fri, Aug 22
10:30 am
Aud
J. O. Indekeu
Seminar: Fluctuation-induced forces and wetting phenomena in
colloid-polymer mixtures: Are renormalization group predictions measurable?



12:00 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Week of 08/25




Tue, Aug 26
10:30 am
MSR
Maarten De Kieviet
Seminar: Atomic Beam Spin Echo: Precision Experiments on Fluctuation induced quantum effects
Exp. of the week
(Note exceptional change of venue.)

12:00 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Aug 27
12:00 pm
SSR
K. Klingmüller
Lunch discussion: Simulating quantum fluctuations: the worldline approach to the Casimir effect

Thu, Aug 28
10:30 am
MSR
S. Johnson
Seminar: Virtual photons in imaginary time: Computing Casimir forces in new geometries
(Note exceptional change of venue.)

12:00 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Aug 29
12:00pm
SSR
A. Edery
Lunch discussion: Compact dimensions and the Casimir effect: the Proca connection

Week of 09/01




Tue, Sep 2
10:30 am
Aud
M. Chan
Seminar: Fluctuation induced thinning of superfluid film : confirmation of finite size scaling
Exp. of the week

12:00 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Sep 3
12:15 pm
SSR
R. Zandi
Lunch discussion: Wetting in Helium

Thu, Sep 4
10:30 am
Aud
H. W. Diehl
Seminar: RG studies of critical Casimir forces


12:15 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Sep 5
12:15 pm
SSR
J. Feinberg
Lunch discussion: Spectral methods in soliton mass calculation: The Gross-Neveu Model as an example

Week of 09/08




Tue, Sep 9
10:30 am
Aud
Y. Kantor
Seminar: Fluctuations, Geometry and Entropic Elasticity


12:15 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Sep 10
12:15 pm
SSR
G. Bimonte
J. Indekeu

Lunch discussion: Casimir effect in a superconducting cavity: the Aladin experiment / Critical Casimir stress in a superconducting film

Thu. Sep 11
10:30 am
Aud
L. Peliti
Seminar: Fluctuation relations for manipulated systems


12:15 pm
Goleta Beach

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Sep 12
12:15 pm
SSR
K. Wiese
Lunch discussion: Fluctuation Forces by 2D polymers

Week of 09/15




Mon, Sep 15
12:30 pm
Aud
T. Emig
KITP Blackboard Lunch: Overview of Fluctuation Forces

Tue, Sep 16
10:30 am
Aud
W.-J. Kim
Seminar: Precision measurements of the Casimir force using a torsion pendulum
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Sep 17
12:30 pm
SSR
D. Dean
Lunch discussion: Fluctuation effects in 1D Coulomb fluids

Thu, Sep 18
10:30 am
Aud
R. Horgan
Seminar: The Thermal Casimir Effect, Soap Films and the Schroedinger Functional


12:30 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Sep 19
12:30 pm
SSR
M. Schmidt
Lunch discussion: Interfaces in Driven Ising Models: Shear Enhances Confinement

Week of 09/22




Tue, Sep 23
10:00 am
Aud
S. Dietrich
Seminar: Critical Casimir Effect: Theory, Experiment, and Applications


12:30 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Sep 24
12:30 pm
SSR
S. Dietrich
Lunch discussion: Critical Casimir Forces between geometrically structured plates I

Thu, Sep 25
10:30 am
Aud
A. Naji/
R. Podgornik

Seminar: TBA


12:30 pm
SSR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Sep 26
12:30 pm
SSR
S. Dietrich
Lunch discussion: Critical Casimir Forces between geometrically structured plates II

Week of 09/29




Mon, Sep 29
12:30 pm
Aud
J. Munday
Seminar: Measurements of the Casimir force with application to nanotechnology
Exp. of the week
Tue, Sep 30
10:30 am
Aud
J. Munday
Seminar: Casimir-Lifshitz forces and QED torques in fluid
Exp. of the week
Tue, Sep 30
12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Oct 1
12:30 pm
Aud
H. B. Chan
Seminar: Measurement of the Casimir force on nanoscale corrugated surfaces
Exp. of the week
Thu, Oct 2
12:30 pm
Aud
J. Imry
Seminar: Normal-metal Persistent Currents and Superconducting Fluctuations with Pair-Breaking: A Solution to the Puzzle?

Week of 10/06




Mon, Oct 6
11:00 am
SSR
P. Kleban
Seminar: Exact factorization of correlations in 2-D critical systems

Tue, Oct 7
10:30 pm
Aud
U. Mohideen
Seminar: Modulation of the Casimir Force with Light: Experiment and Theory
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Oct 8
12:30 pm
SSR
U. Mohideen
Lunch discussion: Single Bio Molecular Nanomechanics

Thu, Oct 9
10:30 am
Aud
J. Rudnick
Seminar: Critical Casimir force: effects of boundary conditions and dimensionality


12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Oct 10
12:30 pm
SSR
G. Kolomeisky
Lunch discussion: Geometrical interpretation of the Casimir effect

Week of 10/13




Mon, Oct 13
12:30 pm
Aud
P. Martin
Seminar: Microscopic theory of the Casimir force at thermal equilibrium:
large-separation asymptotic


Tue, Oct 14
10:30 am
Aud
J. Dobson
Seminar: Strange van der Waals power laws from nonlocal response


12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Oct 15
12:30 pm
SSR
R. H. French
Lunch discussion: 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

Thu, Oct 16
10:30 am
Aud
R. H. French
Seminar: van der Waals - London Dispersion Interactions For Metallic and Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes From ab initio Unixial Optical Properties
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Oct 17
10:30 am
SSR
F. Pinto
Seminar: Finite-Difference Casimir Force Computations: Development and Convergence towards Industrial Applications


12:30 pm
SSR
P. Buenzli
Lunch discussion: Nonplanar objects in a fluctuating fluid out of equilibrium: self-forces, self-torques, and violation of the action-reaction principle

Week of 10/20




Tue, Oct 21
10:30 am
Aud
G. Palasantzas
Kinetic surface roughening and optical properties influence on the Casimir force between gold surfaces
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Oct 22
12:30 pm
SSR
T. Maggs
Lunch discussion: Constrained electrodynamics- numeric methods and interactions

Thu, Oct 23
10:30 am
Aud
A. Wirzba
Seminar: Fermionic and Scalar Casimir Effect within the Scattering Approach


12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Week of 10/27




Tue, Oct 28
10:30 am
Aud
R. Decca
Seminar: Experimental observation of Casimir forces in tricritical and liquid crystalline films
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Oct 29
12:30 pm
SSR
A. Hanke
Lunch discussion: Non-equilibrium Casimir force between two moving plates

Thu, Oct 30
10:30 am
Aud
R. L Jaffe
Seminar: Casimir Effects in Light of Quantum Field Theory


12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Fr, Oct 31
12:30 pm
SSR
J. Guven
Lunch discussion: Conical defects in paper sheets

Week of 11/3




Tue, Nov 4
10:30 am
Aud
R. Garcia
Seminar: Experimental observation of Casimir forces in tricritical and liquid crystalline films
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Nov 5
12:30 pm
SSR
A. Gambassi
Lunch discussion: Critical Casimir forces at work

Thu, Nov 6
10:30 am
Aud
D. Roberts
Seminar: Casimir drag in superfluids


12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Nov 7
10:30 am
Aud
I. Klich
Seminar: Casimir physics within the TGTG approach


12:30 pm
SSR
O. Kenneth
Lunch discussion: TBA

Week of 11/10




Mon, Nov 10
12:30 pm
Aud
D. Dalvit
Seminar: Recent progress in Casimir physics of atom-surface interactions

Wed, Nov 12
12:30 pm
SSR
S. de Man
Seminar: A new experimental set-up for high-statistics measurements of the Casimir
force

Exp. of the week
Thu, Nov 13
10:30 am
Aud
S. J. Rahi
T. Emig
Seminar: A general formulation for the Casimir energy and its practical applications


12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Fri, Nov 14
10:30 am
SSR
P. Maia Neto
Seminar: Casimir energy between a plane and a sphere in electromagnetic vacuum


12:30 pm
SSR
S. A. Fulling
Lunch discussion: Kaluza-Klein Models as Pistons

Last Week




Mon, Nov 17
2:00 pm
Aud
M. Müller
K. Müller-Nedebock

Lunch discussion: Interface-mediated interactions: from ground state calculations to
fluctuation-induced effects
/ Effective interactions between macro-ions: valence-dependence of condensed counter-ions

Tue, Nov 18
10:30 am
Aud
R. Onofrio
Seminar: Casimir forces: confronting different geometries
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
FR

Informal lunch meeting

Wed, Nov 19
12:30 pm
SSR
F. Intravaia
F. da Rosa

Lunch discussion: Anatomy of the Casimir Effect/
Casimir Effect and Metamaterials


Thu, Nov 20
10:30 am
Aud
R. Onofrio
Seminar:Towards experimental test of the dynamical Casimir effect
Exp. of the week

12:30 pm
Aud
E. Kats
Lunch discussion: Casimir effect in soft matter: Membranes and liquid crystals

Fri, Nov 21
10:30 am
SSR
A. Parsegian
Seminar: TBA



*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room, FR=Founders' Room
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