KITP program on                                                 Active Matter                       Santa Barbara, 16 January 2014

Fluctuation-Induced Interactions

in and out of equilibrium

Mehran Kardar

G. Bimonte, T. Emig, N. Graham, R. Jaffe

R. Golestanian, H.Li, Y. Kafri, Y. Kantor, J. Rudnik, R. Zandi

Jamal Rahi, Mohammad Maghrebi


I.       Casimir force in QED: Theory, Experiment, & Application                                          

II.     Critical Casimir force: Binary fluid mixtures, wetting of superfluid films                                

III.    Plethora of FIF: Goldstone modes, membranes, polymers, ...

IV.    Non-equilibrium FIF: QED, Thermal and density gradients, ...

V.    Summary