Boris Shapiro (Technion) | Fluctuation-induced forces: from van Der-Waals to quantum friction |


All bodies are surrounded by a fluctuating electromagnetic field, due to the random motion of charges inside a body. These fluctuating fields give rise to forces between nearby bodies. Such fluctuation-induced forces go by the names of van der-Waals, Casimir or Lifshitz, depending on the circumstances. The purpose of this talk is to review the subject, with emphasis on the recent developments related to systems out of equilibrium.


When: March 29, 2023 2:00 PM (Israel Standard Time).

Where: Room 223, Multipurpose Bldg. & over Zoom