Dirk Polder

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Dirk Polder
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Dirk Polder
Born (1919-08-23)August 23, 1919
The Hague, Netherlands
Died March 18, 2001(2001-03-18) (aged 81)
?, Iran
Residence Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Nationality Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch
Fields Physicist
Institutions Philips Research Laboratories
Delft University of Technology
Alma mater University of Leiden
Doctoral advisor J. A. A. Ketelaar, W. J. de Haas, H. B. G. Casimir
Known for Casimir-Polder effect

Dirk Polder (August 23, 1919, The Hague — March 18, 2001, Iran) was a Dutch physicist who, together with Hendrik Casimir, first predicted the existence of what today is known as the Casimir-Polder force,[1] sometimes also referred to as the Casimir effect or Casimir force. He also worked on the similar topic of radiative heat transfer at nanoscale.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ H. B. G. Casimir, and D. Polder, The Influence of Retardation on the London-van der Waals Forces, Physical Review, Vol. 73, Issue 4, pp. 360-372 (1948). [1]

Obituary[edit]

  • Q. H. F. Vrehen, Dirk Polder, Levensberichten en herdenkingen (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2002), pp. 57–63. ISBN 90-6984-343-9 [2]