Survey of Repulsive Casimir Forces

Velvel S. Hushwater

455 Grant Ave., #7
Palo Alto, CA 94306

This talk will concentrate on the enigma of the repulsive Casimir effect. I survey old and recent different methods for computing repulsive Casimir forces. First I consider the repulsive force between atoms and then the force between macroscopic systems. I also discuss a few heuristic ideas for explaining such an effect.