UConn Physics Colloquium

An Experimental Exploration of the Quantum Vacuum Through the Casimir Force

Dr. Umar Mohideen

University of California, Riverside

Quantum theory predicts that the vacuum (empty space) is filled with virtual particles also referred to as zero point energy. H.B.G. Casimir, calculated an extraordinary property, that two uncharged metallic plates placed parallel in vacuum, would experience an attractive force due to the alteration of the zero point electromagnetic energy. Some of the fascinating aspects of the force, its implications and its measurements will be discussed.

Friday, September 6, 2002
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P38

(Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 in the Physics Library, Room P-103)

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