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

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

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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

DateTimePlace*SpeakerTitleComments, Links,...Week of 08/18Program OrganisersOrganisational Meeting with all ParticipantsR. PodgornikFluctuation forces between carbon nano tubesM. KardarThe Theory and Practice of Fluctuation-Induced InteractionsA. MaciolekEffective forces induced by fluctuating interface: exact resultsJ. O. IndekeuFluctuation-induced forces and wetting phenomena incolloid-polymer mixtures: Are renormalization group predictions measurable?

Week of 08/25Maarten De KievietAtomic Beam Spin Echo: Precision Experiments on Fluctuation induced quantum effects(Note exceptional change of venue.)

K. KlingmüllerSimulating quantum fluctuations: the worldline approach to the Casimir effectS. JohnsonVirtual photons in imaginary time: Computing Casimir forces in new geometriesA. EderyCompact dimensions and the Casimir effect: the Proca connectionWeek of 09/01M. ChanFluctuation induced thinning of superfluid film : confirmation of finite size scalingR. ZandiWetting in HeliumH. W. DiehlRG studies of critical Casimir forcesJ. FeinbergSpectral methods in soliton mass calculation: The Gross-Neveu Model as an exampleWeek of 09/08Y. KantorFluctuations, Geometry and Entropic ElasticityG. BimonteJ. Indekeu

Casimir effect in a superconducting cavity: the Aladin experiment / Critical Casimir stress in a superconducting filmL. PelitiFluctuation relations for manipulated systemsK. WieseFluctuation Forces by 2D polymersWeek of 09/15T. EmigOverview of Fluctuation ForcesW.-J. KimPrecision measurements of the Casimir force using a torsion pendulumD. DeanFluctuation effects in 1D Coulomb fluidsR. HorganThe Thermal Casimir Effect, Soap Films and the Schroedinger FunctionalM. SchmidtInterfaces in Driven Ising Models: Shear Enhances ConfinementWeek of 09/2210:00amS. DietrichCritical Casimir Effect:Theory, Experiment, and ApplicationsS. DietrichA. Naji/R. Podgornik

TBAS. DietrichWeek of 09/29J. MundayMeasurements of the Casimir force with application to nanotechnologyJ. MundayCasimir-Lifshitz forces and QED torques in fluidH. B. ChanMeasurement of the Casimir force on nanoscale corrugated surfacesJ. ImryNormal-metal Persistent Currents and Superconducting Fluctuations with Pair-Breaking: A Solution to the Puzzle?Week of 10/06P. KlebanExact factorization of correlations in 2-D critical systemsU. MohideenModulation of the Casimir Force with Light: Experiment and TheoryU. MohideenSingle Bio Molecular NanomechanicsJ. RudnickCritical Casimir force: effects of boundary conditions and dimensionalityG. KolomeiskyGeometrical interpretation of the Casimir effectWeek of 10/13P. MartinMicroscopic theory of the Casimir force at thermal equilibrium:large-separation asymptotic

J. DobsonStrange van der Waals power laws from nonlocal responseR. H. FrenchNew Perspectives on London Dispersion Interactions and Hamaker Coefficients: At Atomically Abrupt Grain Boundaries in SrTiO3 And In Intergranular Films in Re-M-O-N:Si3N4R. H. Frenchvan der Waals - London Dispersion Interactions For Metallic and Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes From ab initio Unixial Optical PropertiesF. PintoFinite-Difference Casimir Force Computations: Development and Convergence towards Industrial ApplicationsP. BuenzliNonplanar objects in a fluctuating fluid out of equilibrium: self-forces, self-torques, and violation of the action-reaction principleWeek of 10/20G. PalasantzasT. MaggsConstrained electrodynamics- numeric methods and interactionsA. WirzbaFermionic and Scalar Casimir Effect within the Scattering ApproachWeek of 10/27R. DeccaExperimental observation of Casimir forces in tricritical and liquid crystalline filmsA. HankeNon-equilibrium Casimir force between two moving platesR. L JaffeCasimir Effects in Light of Quantum Field TheoryJ. GuvenConical defects in paper sheetsWeek of 11/3R. GarciaExperimental observation of Casimir forces in tricritical and liquid crystalline filmsA. GambassiCritical Casimir forces at workD. RobertsCasimir drag in superfluidsI. KlichCasimir physics within the TGTG approachO. KennethTBAWeek of 11/10D. DalvitRecent progress in Casimir physics of atom-surface interactionsS. de ManA new experimental set-up for high-statistics measurements of the Casimirforce

S. J. RahiT. EmigA general formulation for the Casimir energy and its practical applicationsP. Maia NetoCasimir energy between a plane and a sphere in electromagnetic vacuumS. A. FullingKaluza-Klein Models as PistonsLast Week2:00pmM. MüllerK. Müller-Nedebock

Interface-mediated interactions: from ground state calculations to/fluctuation-induced effects

Effective interactions between macro-ions: valence-dependence of condensed counter-ionsR. OnofrioCasimir forces: confronting different geometriesF. IntravaiaF. da Rosa

Anatomy of the Casimir Effect/Casimir Effect and Metamaterials

R. OnofrioTowards experimental test of the dynamical Casimir effectE. KatsCasimir effect in soft matter: Membranes and liquid crystalsA. ParsegianTBA*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room, FR=Founders' Room

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