The program will focus on recent developments in the fields of Casimir and van der Waals interactions and the prospects of novel applications of these forces. Topics of interests include

Casimir forces and van der Waals forces
Casimir-Polder forces
Critical Casimir forces
Quantum friction
Novel material systems and geometry

This program is hosted in the IAS Building at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where theorists and experimentalists can meet in an informal and attractive environment to foster discussion and collaborations.

Selected snapshot

Invited speakers and program participants gather for a group photo.


Croucher Foundation

Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM)

Julian Schwinger Foundation
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen


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