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Monday, December 11, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

 

09:00–10:00    Registration & Coffee

 

10:00–10:15    Opening of the workshop

 

10:15–11:15    C. Genet: New developments in the Casimir effect

 

11:15–11:30    Coffee

 

11:30–12:30    G. Ruoso: A novel experimental approach for the

                        measure of the  Casimir effect at large distances

 

12:30–12:55    R. Golestanian: Dispersion interaction between

                        dielectrics with non-ideal geometries

 

13:00–14: 30   Lunch, coffee break, Exibition

 

14:30–15:30    R. Onofrio: Detectability of dissipative motion in

                        quantum vacuum through nanomechanical structures

                        and atomic physics detection schemes

 

15:30–15:45    Coffee beak

 

15:45–16:45    A. Cleland: A possible route to quantum control

                        of a nanomechanical resonator

 

16:45-17:05    V. Sandoghdar: Exploring the interactions of gold
                        nanoparticles with their near-field environment:
                        plasmonic van der Waals-Casimir interactions

 

17:15–18:30    Wine and Cheese party - offered by VEECO - and discussions

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 

09:00-09:30     Coffee

 

09:30-10:30      R. Esquivel-Sirvent: Acoustic Casimir effect

                        and its applications in MEMS

 

10:30–10:45    Coffee

 

10:45–11:05     T. Emig: Casimir forces and geometry

 

11:15–11:45     V.B. Svetovoy: Low-frequency response of metals and related

                         problems with the Casimir force

 

12:00-13:00      Lunch

 

13:00–13:20    J. Israelachvili: Lorentz Center Highlights

                        (http://www.fwnactueel.leidenuniv.nl/index.php3?m=9&c=13)

 

13:20–14:30    Exibition & Posters& Discussions, Coffee

              

14:30-15:30      K. Ekinci: Nanomechanical sensing and metrology:

                         Recent progress

 

15:30–15:45    Coffee beak

 

15:45–16:45    C. Binns: Dynamic Mode AFM Measurements of the Casimir Force

 

16: 45–17:05   C. Noguez: Interacting surface plasmons and

                        the role of geometry on dispersive forces

 

17:10               Discussion

 

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

 

09:00–09:30    Coffee

 

09:30-10:30     E. Kats: Van der Waals forces in dynamic

                        fluctuation phenomena in double membrane films

 

10:30–10:45    Coffee

 

10:45–11:45    J. Rudnick: Casimir forces and the thinning of

                        superfluid Helium films

 

11:45–12: 05   G. Bimonte: Thermal correction to the Casimir force and

                        Radiative heat transfer   

12:15-13:00     Exibition & Posters

 

13:00–14:00    Lunch

 

14:00–14:20     E. Eiser: DNA coated colloids: self-limited cluster

                         growth

 

14:30–14:50    M. Antezza: Thermal effects of the Casimir force for

                        surface-atom and surface-surface configurations

 

15:00–15:15    Coffee

 

15:15–16:15:   Y.-P. Zhao: Pull-in and stability analyses of NEMS switches due to

                        dispersion forces

 

16:15-16:35     F. Intravaia: Casimir force between planar mirrors in the real world

 

 

16:35-17:30     Discussion session

 

19:30–20:30    Colloquium Ehrenfestii & workshop

 

M. Kardar: The shape dependence of fluctuation-induced Forces

 

The Colloquium Ehrenfestii takes place Wednesday

evenings starting at 19:30 hours in the main auditorium of the Oort building.

Before the Colloquium, a common dinner takes place in the canteen located

on the ground floor of the Oort building. This dinner starts at 18:00 hours sharp

and is free of charge, under the condition that one attends the colloquium and

that one has made a reservation before 3 pm on the Monday preceding the

colloquium. For a description of the present program see the advertisement.

http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/ce/

 

Thursday, December 14, 2006

 

09:00–09:30    Coffee

 

09:30-10:30     J. Israelachvili: Measurements of static and dynamic

                        forces between nonpolar surfaces in water: is the

                        hydrophobic force a type of dispersion force?

 

10:30–10:45    Coffee

 

10:45–11:45    L. Pitaevskii: Non-equilibrium thermal effects in the

                        Van der Waals forces

 

11:45–12:05    M. F.M. DeKieviet:  Novel quantitative measurements

                        on the Casimir-Polder force

 

12:15–13: 00   Exibition & Posters

 

13:00–14:00    Lunch & Coffee break

 

14:00–15:00    R. Jaffe: Casimir energies, stresses, and forces:

                        When are they well defined and how can they be

                        estimated?

 

15:30–15:15    Coffee

 

15:15–15:35    W. M. van Spengen: Stiction and friction in MEMS

 

15:45 - 16:05   N. Tas: Surface tension effects in nanochannels: capillary filling and

                        negative pressure

 

19:00               Workshop dinner at Malle Jan, downtown Leiden

 

 

Friday, December 15, 2006

 

09:00–09:30    Coffee

 

09:30-10:30      J. Chevrier: Oscillating cantilever as probe of

                        sphere/plane non contact interactions

 

10:30–10:45    Coffee

 

10:45–11:05    I. Klich: A theorem about the sign of Casimir forces between

                        dielectric bodies

 

 

11:45-12:05     J. N. Munday: Experiments for the detection of

                        quantum electrodynamical torques and repulsive

                        forces

 

12:15–13:00    Lunch & Coffee break

 

13:00-13:20     I. Pirozhenko: The Casimir force between the silicon slabs

 

13:30-13:50     K. Klingmόller: Casimir curvature and edge effects.

 

14:00-14:15     Coffee break

 

14:!5-14:35     E. Calloni: The Aladin2 experiment: expected signal and present sensitivity

 

14:45-15:15     Final remarks & closure of the workshop 

 



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