ITAMP Topical Group

Casimir Forces

March 16-27, 1998

Organized by Chi-Kwan Au, University of South Carolina, James Babb, ITAMP, Peter Milonni, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Larry Spruch, New York University

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Schedule of Talks

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Prof. Chi-kwan Au

University of S. Carolina, Dept. of Physics, Columbia, SC 29208 , (803) 777-2488

au@sc.edu


Dr. James F. Babb

ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MS 14, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, Phone: (617)496-7612, Fax: (617)496-7668

jbabb@cfa.harvard.edu

http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~babb


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Professor G. Barton

Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, United Kingdom, Fax (0)1273-678097, Phone (0)1273-606755 x3047

g.barton@sussex.ac.uk


Dr. Michael Bordag

Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, Augustusplatz 10/11, 04109 Leipzig, GERMANY, Tel. (+49)(341) 9732427, Fax. (+49)(341) 9732548

e-mail bordag@itp.uni-leipzig.de

WWW: http://www.physik.uni-leipzig.de/~bordag


Professor Dr. Siegfried Dietrich

Fachbereich Physikm Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany, Tel.: ++49-202-439-2744, Fax: ++49-202-439-2635


Dr. Richard Drachman

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Ctr., Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics, Code 680, Greenbelt, MD 20771, (301) 286-4426

drachman@stars.gsfc.nasa.gov


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Prof. Larry Ford

Department of Physics, Tufts University, Medford, MA, (617) 628-5000 x5356

ford@cosmos2.phy.tufts.edu


Ramin Golestanian

Physics Department, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
 
ramin@mit.edu


Dr. Vel Hushwater

Physics Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

hushwatr@nscpmail.physics.umd.edu


Professor Steve Lundeen

Physics Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, tel: (303) 491-6206

email: lundeen@lamar.colostate.edu


Dr. Mircea Marinescu

School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, (404) 894-0993

mmarines@spin2.physics.gatech.edu


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Dr. Peter Milonni

T-4, MS B212, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, 505-667-7763, fax 505-665-6229

pwm@t4.lanl.gov


Professor V. Mostepanenko

Institute of Theoretical Physics,, Leipzig University, Augustusplatz, 10/11, 04109, Leipzig, Germany, Fax: +49(341)9732548

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Professor L. Pitaevski

Department of Physics, Technion, 32 000 Haifa, Israel, FAX: (972)-(4)-8221514

lev@physics.technion.ac.il


Dr. Elisabetta Sassaroli

Center for Theoretical Physics, 26-551, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139

sassarol@pierre.mit.edu


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Dr. Martin Schaden

Physics Department, New York University, 4 Washington Pl, NY, NY 10003

ms68@neumann.acf.nyu.edu


Dr. Bilha Segev

ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MS 14, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-7096, (617) 496-7668

bsegev@cfa.harvard.edu


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Professor Larry Spruch

Physics Department, New York University, 4 Washington Pl, NY, NY 10003, phone (212) 998-7739, fax (212) 995-4016

Professor Joe Sucher

Physics Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, Telephone: 301-405-6012, FAX: 301-314-9525

jsucher@physics.umd.edu


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 Schedule of Talks

 Monday, March 16, 1998, Phillips Auditorium

 8:45 a.m. Coffee
 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Jim Babb: Welcome and overview

 10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Peter Milonni: Slightly idiosyncratic thoughts on Casimir effects

 11:30-noon

Discussion

 Tuesday, March 17, 1998, Pratt Conference Room

 8:45-9:00 a.m. Coffee
 9:00-10:00 a.m. Chi-kwan Au: Effective potential approach to the Casimir corrections in helium Rydberg states
 10:00 -10:30 a.m. Break
 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Richard Drachman: Rydberg states of lithium and other systems

11:30-noon Discussion

 5:00 p.m., Reception in Perkin Lobby

 Wednesday, March 18, 1998, Classroom

 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Mircea Marinescu: Multipolar Casimir effect

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Martin Schaden: Semiclassical evaluation of Casimir effects

 Thursday, March 19, 1998, Pratt Conference Room

 8:45 -9:00 a.m. Coffee
 9:00-10:00 a.m. Joe Sucher: The concept of potential in QFT
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Joe Sucher: Long-range spin-dependent forces

11:30-noon Discussion

Friday, March 20, 1998, Pratt Conference Room

 8:45-9:00 Coffee
9:00-9:30 a.m.

Vel Hushwater: To make sense of a square (sharp) cutoff

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Bilha Segev: Quantum reflection from an evanescent wave mirror

10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Steve Lundeen: Precise spectroscopy of helium Rydberg state fine structure

 11:30-noon Discussion

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 Monday, March 23, 1998, Phillips Auditorium

 8:45-9:00 a.m. Coffee
 9:00-10:00 a.m. Vel Hushwater: Repulsive Casimir force as a result of vacuum radiation pressure
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Larry Spruch: Notes on Casimir effects

11:30-noon Discussion

Tuesday, March 24, 1998, Phillips Auditorium

 8:45-9:00 a.m. Coffee
 9:00-10:00 a.m. G. Barton: Atomic shifts near absorptive mirrors
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Siegfried Dietrich: Casimir forces acting on wetting films near critical end points, Part I
11:45-12:15

Ramin Golestanian: Path integral approach to the dynamic Casimir effect with fluctuating boundaries

5:00 p.m. Informal Reception on 3rd Floor Bridge

Wednesday, March 25, 1998, Pratt Conference Room

8:45-9:00 a.m. Coffee
9:00-10:00 a.m. L. Pitaevski: Dynamics of fluctuation field in a nonstationary media
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. V. Mostepanenko: Casimir effect as a test for hypothetical long-range interactions
11:30-noon Discussion
2:00-3:00 p.m. Michael Bordag: Ground state energy of massive fields and renormalization
3:00-4:00 p.m. Siegfried Dietrich: Casimir forces acting on wetting films near critical end points, Part II

Thursday, March 26, 1998, Pratt Conference Room

8:45-9:00 a.m. Coffee
9:00-10:00 a.m. Larry Ford: The spectrum of the Casimir-Polder potential
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:00 a.m. Elisabetta Sassaroli: The Casimir effect and the thermodynamic instability
11:00-noon Open
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Lunch Seminar, Physics Department (Host: D. Nelson), Pierce Hall 100F - Siegfried Dietrich: Fluid structures induced by interfaces

Friday, March 27, 1998, Pratt Conference Room

 8:45-9:00 a.m. Coffee
 9:00-10:00 a.m. Michael Bordag: Radiative corrections to the Casimir force on a sphere
10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Vladimir Mostepanenko: corrections to Casimir forces

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