Author Topic: Episode 31: Casimir Effect  (Read 2599 times)

Offline bn

  • Titanium Physicist
  • Administrator
  • Godzilla!!!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1065
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Compressing Hearts, Super Robo Style
    • View Profile
    • The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« on: April 07, 2013, 05:58:28 PM »
here's our new episode.

it was the one chris gore was supposed to record with us, but then he flaked out. his loss.
VACUUM ENERGY!
Titanium Physicists has a pro-bee-analogy agenda. That's certainly no secret.

Offline Lynx Cat

  • Miocene Terror Bird
  • *******
  • Posts: 211
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Worldline Collapse
Re: Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 05:21:13 AM »
Darn... I love this topic, but my laptop died and I can't use itunes until it gets ressurrected... :(
Did I do, O CROM, did I as I said Id do? Good! I did.

Offline bn

  • Titanium Physicist
  • Administrator
  • Godzilla!!!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1065
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Compressing Hearts, Super Robo Style
    • View Profile
    • The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Re: Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 05:58:11 AM »
you can listen to it without itunes.
Titanium Physicists has a pro-bee-analogy agenda. That's certainly no secret.

Offline bobmath

  • Miocene Terror Bird
  • *******
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 12:18:46 PM »
What's a "mirror" for purposes of this discussion? Most people think of a rear-surface aluminized glass mirror, but that's actually a poor mirror outside of the visible spectrum. Is a polished metal surface the right kind of thing?


Offline bn

  • Titanium Physicist
  • Administrator
  • Godzilla!!!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1065
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Compressing Hearts, Super Robo Style
    • View Profile
    • The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Re: Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 06:39:36 PM »
good question. yeah, it's a highly polished metal surface. reflecty.

um. so the Casimir effect comes from theory. and in theory a mirror is something that doesn't let any wave in. all waves have to bounce off. it's a boundary-condition thing.
Titanium Physicists has a pro-bee-analogy agenda. That's certainly no secret.

Offline beans

  • social whiskeyjack
  • ***
  • Posts: 15
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 09:00:36 PM »
crazy!

Offline scikopas

  • Miocene Terror Bird
  • *******
  • Posts: 100
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • LASER-Let's Agree Science and Engineering are Rad
Re: Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 09:57:01 AM »
BEN. your vacuum-guitar-string analogy reminds me of the luminiferous aether.  except that its good, and i like it.
PhD student in Materials Science at Arizona State University currently working on high-temperature superconductors and quantum computers or something.
my (materials) science podcast: LASER (Let's Agree Science and Engineering are Rad!) twitter @scikopas

Offline bn

  • Titanium Physicist
  • Administrator
  • Godzilla!!!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1065
  • Karma: +1/-0
  • Compressing Hearts, Super Robo Style
    • View Profile
    • The Titanium Physicists Podcast
Re: Episode 31: Casimir Effect
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 05:57:58 PM »
quantum fields are kind of like luminiferous aether.
in that they are ubiquitous and have waves.

except they're not aether.
Titanium Physicists has a pro-bee-analogy agenda. That's certainly no secret.