University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, October 31, 2016
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Jan V. Sengers
Institute for Physical Science and Technology University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Fluctuations in liquids on earth and in space

Liquids in non-equilibrium steady states exhibit giant thermal fluctuations that are affected by gravity. This discovery has led to a variety of experimental studies of these fluctuations both on earth and in space missions that will be reviewed. Most recently, it has been predicted that these fluctuations will also cause a new type of fluctuation-induced Casimir force in non-equilibrium liquids.

Sponsored by: Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland. For information call Victoria at (301) 405-4811 or go to the UMD Space Physics group seminar web site.

There is free parking after 4:00 PM in lot B (the big parking garage across the street from the ATL building). There are a limited number of spaces in lot Q next to the new ATL wing with free parking after 4PM even when there is a basketball game on campus.