Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Quantum field theory under the influence of external conditions

2011, Sep 18 -- Sep 24

M. Asorey (U. Zaragoza)
M. Bordag (U. Leipzig)
E. Elizalde (ICE, CSIC)

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Monday, September 19
  • 08:30h
  • Registration
  • 09:15h
  • Opening talks
  • 09:30h
  • Observation of Reduction of Casimir Force Without Change of Dielectric Permittivity (?)
     U. Mohideen
  • 10:15h
  • Casimir interaction on nanostructured Au surfaces
     R. Decca
  • 11:30h
  • Observation of the thermal Casimir force
     D. Dalvit
  • 12:15h
  • Measuring the magnetic birefringence of vacuum: the PVLAS experiment
     G. Zavattini
  • 15:30h
  • Parallel sessions A, B, C
  • A. Precision Measurement of the Casimir Force Gradient Using a Dynamic AFM
     U. Mohideen
      B. Covariant Lagrange multiplier constrained higher derivative gravity with scalar projectors
     S. Nojiri
      C. Aharonov-Bohm effect in scattering of quasiclassical particles
     Y. Sitenko

  • 16:00h
  • Parallel sessions A, B, C
  • A. The MIR experiment: towards an in-vacuum detection of the Dynamical Casimir Effect
     F. DellaValle
      B. Massive, massless and ghost modes of gravitational waves from higher-order gravity
     S. Capozziello
      C. QFT Methods for Studying the Density of Resonances in Open Disordered Multi-Dimensional Systems
     J. Feinberg

  • 16:30h
  • Parallel sessions A, B, C
  • A. Casimir force in silicon micro- and nano-structures
     H. B. Chan
      B. Yang-Mills condensates in cosmology
     D. Gal'tsov
      C. The Casimir effect for parallel plates involving massless Majorana fermions and the renormalized Casimir energy
     H. Cheng

  • 17:00h
  • Coffee break
  • 17:30h
  • Parallel sessions A, B, C
  • A. Quantum piston with non-ideal dispersive interface.
     C. Villareal
      B. Quasiblack holes and entropy of black holes
     O. Zaslavskii
      C. Fermion Determinant in non-Abdelian radial Backgrounds
     H. Min

  • 18:00h
  • Parallel sessions A, B, C
  • A. Time-dependent Robin boundary conditions in the dynamical Casimir effect
     C. Farina
      B. Modified Dispersion Relations: from Black Hole Entropy to the Cosmological Constant
     R. Garattini
      C. Casimir effect of Proca fields
     L. P. Teo

  • 18:30h
  • Parallel sessions A, B, C
  • A. Quantum dissipative effects on imperfect moving mirrors
     F. D. Mazzitelli
      B. Awaking the vacuum in relativistic stars
     W. Lima
      C. Temperature independent Casimir-Polder forces: thermal non-equilibrium and arbitrary geometry
     S. Scheel

    Tuesday, September 20
    • 09:00h
    • Casimir-Polder Repulsion: Edges, Wedges, and Apertures
       K. Milton
    • 09:45h
    • Energy density and pressure in power-wall models
       S. Fulling
    • 11:00h
    • New constraints on Yukawa-type interaction from the Casimir effect
       V. Mostepanenko
    • 11:45h
    • Comparison between experiment and theory for the thermal casimir force
       G. Klimchitskaya
    • 15:30h
    • Parallel sessions A, B, C
    • A. The zeta-regularized spectral determinant and vacuum energy of graph Schrodinger operators
       J. Harrison
        B. Finite Temperature Casimir effect for graphene and metals
       V. Marachevskii
        C. Finite Irreducible Many-Body Casimir Energies
       M. Schaden

    • 16:00h
    • Parallel sessions A, B, C
    • A. Casimir Energies of Tetrahedra
       E. Abalo
        B. Boundary conditions in the Dirac approach to graphene devices
       G. Beneventano
        C. asimir and Casimir-Polder forces in chiral and non-reciprocal media
       Y. Buhmann

    • 16:30h
    • Parallel sessions A, B, C
    • A. The Casimir repulsion in sphere-plane geometry
       I. Pirozhenko
        B. Casimir Effects in Graphene Systems
       B. E. Sernelius
        C. Casimir force on amplifying bodies
       A. Sambale

    • 17:30h
    • Parallel sessions A, B, C
    • A. Effective Action and Phase Transitions in Yang-Mills Theory on Spheres
       S. Collopy
        B. Some algorithmic improvements of the loop cloud method
       T. Fischbacher
        C. A model of a non-uniform spatially dispersive plasma
       A. Calogeracos

    • 18:00h
    • Parallel sessions A, B, C
    • A. The Casimir effect in the sphere-plane geometry
       A. Canaguier - Durand
        Quantum Faraday effect in graphene within relativistic Dirac model
       I. Fialkovsky
        C. The proximity force approximation for the Casimir energy as a derivative expansion
       F. Lombardo

    • 18:30h
    • Parallel sessions A, B, C
    • A. Casimir-Polder potential in the geometry of cosmic string with a cylindrical shell
       A. Kotanjyan
        B. Sommerfeld's image method in the calculation of van der Waals forces
       R. Melo de Souza
        C. Quaternion - Octonion QCD and SU (3) Flavor Symmetry

    • 19:00h
    • Poster Session
    • Nonstandard recursion relations for Fresnel coefficients: Casimir force across a layered medium
        Marin-Slobodan Tomas
        Dynamical Casimir effect in 3+1 dimensions with Robin boundary conditions
       Andreson Luis Carvalho Rego
        Nonstationary boundary effect in a double SQUID at finite temperatures
       S. Matsuo, T. Fujii, and N. Hatakenaka

      Wednesday, September 21
      • 16:00h
      • Casimir friction force for moving harmonic oscillators
         I. Brevik
      • 16:45h
      • Van der Waals friction: energy production and energy distribution
         G. Barton
      • 18:00h
      • Cosmic Strings Stabilized by Fermion Fluctuations
         H. Weigel
      • 18:45h
      • Quantum Field Theory in Graphene
         D. Vassilevich

        Thursday, September 22
        • 09:00h
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) Heisenberg-Euler and Beyond
           G. Dunne
        • 09:45h
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) Electromagnetic superconductivity of vacuum induced by strong magnetic field
           M. N. Chernodub
        • 11:00h
        • (Stuart Dowker session) Casimir forces in the presence of background potentials
           K. Kirsten
        • 11:45h
        • (Stuart Dowker session) Zeta function regularization in Casimir effect calculations and Stuart Dowker's Contribution
           E. Elizalde
        • 15:30h
        • Parallel sessions A, B, C
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) A. The Euler-Heisenberg Lagrangian beyond one-loop
           C. Schubert
            B. Phase diagram and thermodynamics for asymmetric planar fermionic systems in the presence of external fields
           R. Ramos
            C. Development of a high-sensitivity torsion balance to study the thermal Casimir force
           W. J. Kim

        • 16:00h
        • Parallel sessions A, B, C
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) A. Radiation damping effects in high intensity laser fields
           C. Harvey
            B. Canonical quantization of macroscopic electromagnetism and the Casimir effect
           T. Philbin
            C. Energy-Momentum Tensors with Worldline Numerics
           M. Schaefer

        • 16:30h
        • Parallel sessions A, B, C
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) A. QED processes in intense laser fields
           A. Ilderton
            B. Casimir effect -- algebraic perspective
           A. Herdegen
            C. The Casimir effect with nanostructured surfaces
           R. Guerout

        • 17:30h
        • Parallel sessions A, B, C
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) A. Optical probes of the quantum vacuum - the photon polarization tensor in external fields
           F. Karbstein
            B. Negative Casimir Entropy between spheres
           P. Rodriguez-Lopez
            C. Feynman graphs for dispersion forces with excited molecules
           H. Haakh

        • 18:00h
        • Parallel sessions A, B, C
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) A. Generalizations of the Heisenberg-Euler energy to strong electric fields
           S. Gavrilov
            B. Numerical computation of Casimir forces via stochastic quantization
           R. Soto
            C. Electrostatic Patch Effects in Casimir Force Measurements
           R. Behunin

        • 18:30h
        • Parallel sessions A, B, C
        • (Euler-Heisenberg session) A. Creation of Neutral Fermions by Magnetic Barriers
           T. Adorno
            B. The Casimir Effect for Conical Pistons
           G. Fucci
            C. Quantum friction: polarisation vectors near surfaces
           G. Pieplow

          Friday, September 23
          • 09:00h
          • Nonperturbative stochastic dynamics of light quantum fields during inflation
             A. Starobinsky
          • 09:45h
          • Quantum corrections to gravity and their implications for cosmology and astrophysics
             I. Shapiro
          • 11:00h
          • (Euler-Heisenberg session) Strong-Field QED and High-Power Lasers
             T. Heinzl
          • 11:45h
          • Casimir theory and experiments
             S. Reynaud
          • 15:30h
          • Parallel sessions A, B, C
          • A. Interference Effects in Vacuum Pair Production in Time Dependent Laser Pulses
             C. Dumlu
              B. Modal approach to Casimir forces
             F. Intravaia
              C. Effective actions of magnetic flux tubes
             D. Mazur

          • 16:00h
          • Parallel sessions A, B, C
          • A. Near Field Heat Transfer for Anisotropic Media
             F. Da Rosa
              B. Significance of many-body contributions to Casimir energy
             V. Shajesh
              C. The electromagnetic vacuum of random media
             M. Donaire

          • 16:30h
          • Parallel sessions A, B, C
          • A. A New Perspective on Path Integral Quantum Mechanics in Curved Space-Time
             D. Singh
              B. Casimir pressure in MDS-structures
             V. Yurova

            This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

            • logo CSIC
            • Gobierno de Aragón
            • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
            • DPH
            • Universidad de Zaragoza
            • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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