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          institute for surface and interface science
the casimir effect - a symposium  
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The Casimir Effect -  A Symposium
March 18, 2005
University of California, Irvine (campus map)


online registration
program abstracts  |  parking  |  directions  |  local hotels & restaurants  | local entertainment



The Casimir Effect Symposium will be held at UC Irvine on Friday, March 18, 2005 to honor the retirement of Physics Professor, Igor Dzyaloshinskii.  Invited U.S. and international speakers will present their recent work on the Casimir Effect at this day-long symposium.

The public is cordially invited to attend the symposium held from 8:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the McDonnell-Douglas Auditorium on the main campus of U C Irvine.  Please use our online registration system (no fee) if you are planning to attend the symposium - this will assist us with event planning details.

Program
(updated 3-16-2005  1:00 p.m. pst)
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Time
Event
Presentation Title
(click on title for full abstract)
8:45 a.m.
Greetings

:: Professor William H. Parker
:: Vice Chancellor for Research

:: Professor Ronald J. Stern
:: Dean, School of Physical Sciences

:: Professor Andrew J. Lankford
:: Chair, Department of Physics

         
9:00 a.m Dr. Peter Milonni
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Casimir Forces: From Quantum Field Theory to MEMS
9:50 a.m. Professor Federico Capasso
Harvard University

The Control and Design of Quantum Fluctuations

10:40 a.m.


Break



11:05 a.m.
Professor Lenoid S. Levitov
Massachusettes Institute of Tech.

Dissipative Casimir and van der Waals effects and their electrical analogs
11:55 a.m. Dr. Efim Kats
Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble

Casimir and Van der Waals forces in Soft Matter

12:45 p.m.

Lunch


2:15 p.m. Professor Umar Mohideen
University of Calif., Riverside

Measuring the Casimir Force with the Atomic Force Microscope
3:05 p.m. Professor Joseph Rudnick
University of Calif., Los Angeles

3:55 p.m.

Break


4:20 p.m. Professor Walter Kohn
University of Calif., Santa Barbara

The Casimir Effect and Time-Dependent DFT
5:10 p.m.
One more derivation of the Casimir friction

6:00 p.m.


Symposium
Ends


7:00 p.m.
Dinner

 
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Parking
Parking permits are required at UCI.  Please specify in your online registration form if you would like a parking permit reserved for you.  Your parking permit can be retrieved at one of the four information booths listed below:

Information Booths
Currently

Normal Hours

Student Center Parking Structure Open M-F 7a-8p & Sa-Su 7a-7p
Mesa Parking Structure Open M-F 7a-6p & Sa-Su 7a-3p
East Peltason Drive Open M-F 7a - 2p
Social Sciences Parking Structure Open M-F 7:00am-6:00pm

You can park anywhere there is a red AR sign, or in any unmarked space.  IMPORTANT:  DO NOT PARK in the space with the white VIP sign, metered spaces, or service spaces.

If this is your first visit to the UCI campus, we recommend that you download a campus map with building numbers. 

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to so you can locate a parking space, and to walk to the McDonnell-Douglas Auditorium.


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Directions

405 Freeway
From the North:
  • Exit at Jamboree Rd.
  • Right on Jamboree Rd.
  • Left on Campus Dr.
  • Right on West Peltason into UCI

From the South:
  • Exit at University Dr.
  • Left on University Dr.
  • Left on Campus Dr.
  • Right on West Peltason into UCI
5 Freeway
From the North:
  • Take 5 South to 55 South to 73 South
  • Exit at Bison Ave.
  • Left on Bison Ave. into UCI

From the South:
  • Take 5 North to 405 North
  • Exit at University Dr.
  • Left on University Dr.
  • Left on Campus Dr.
  • Right on West Peltason into UCI
73 Freeway / Toll way
From the North:
  • Exit at Bison Ave.
  • Left on Bison Ave. into UCI

From the South (toll):
  • Exit at Bison Ave.
  • Right on Bison Ave. into UCI
55 Freeway
From the North:
  • Take 55 South to 73 South
  • Exit at Bison Ave.
  • Left on Bison Ave. into UCI

From the South:
  • Take 55 North to 73 South
  • Exit at Bison Ave.
  • Left on Bison Ave. into UCI
91 Freeway / 261 Toll way
From the North:
  • Take 91 West to 241 South to 261 South (portions toll)
  • 261 becomes Jamboree Road
  • Left on Campus Drive
  • Right on West or East Peltason Drive into UCI

John Wayne Airport

  • Leaving the airport, take the 405 South towards San Diego
  • Exit on Jamboree
  • Right on Jamboree
  • Left on Campus Drive into UCI.


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Local Accommodations
 Local Restaurants (click here for a detailed list)

Aloha Restaurants, Inc.
17320 Redhill Ave., Ste. 190, Irvine
Hawaiian
Apple A Day Irvine Health Food Co
14310 Culver Dr, Irvine
Sandwiches
Bistango
19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine
California
BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
13130 Jamboree Rd, Irvine
Eclectic
Chicago Chicago Pizza & Pasta
4533 Campus Dr., Irvine
Pizza
Chinatown Restaurant and Bar
4139 Campus Drive, Irvine
Chinese
Claim Jumper
3935 Alton Pkwy, Irvine
American
Crazy Horse Nite Club
71 Fortune Dr #39, Irvine
American
Cucina Romana
13844 Alton Pkwy Suite 135, Irvine
Italian
Daily Grill
2636 Dupont Dr.
Irvine
American
Daphne's Greek Cafe
14041 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine
Greek
El Torito
1910 W Main St., Irvine
Mexican
Il Fornaio
18051 Von Karman Ave., Irvine
Italian
Islands Restaurant
4020 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine
Jimmy Z
4517 Campus Dr, Irvine
Johnny Rocket's
71 Fortune Dr, Irvine
American
Juice It Up
1 Corporate Park, #150, Irvine
Sumo Sushi Seafood Buffet
14110 Culver Dr., Irvine
Japanese
Symposium Wine Bar
Park Place
Irvine
Bar Food
Taiko
14775 Jeffrey Rd, Irvine
Japanese
The Cheesecake Factory
71 Fortune Dr., Irvine
American
Tia Juana's
14988 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine
Mexican
Vessia
3966 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine
Italian
Waters Restaurant
4615 Barranca Pkwy., Irvine
Wolfgang Puck Cafe
55 Fortune Drive Irvine, Irvine






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updated 2/7/05