August 23, 1919|
The Hague, Netherlands
|Died||March 18, 2001
|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 – March 18, 2001) was a Dutch physicist who, together with Hendrik Casimir, first predicted the existence of what today is known as the Casimir-Polder force, sometimes also referred to as the Casimir effect or Casimir force. He also worked on the similar topic of radiative heat transfer at nanoscale.
- 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). 
- "Dirk Polder (1919 - 2001)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
- Q. H. F. Vrehen, Dirk Polder, Levensberichten en herdenkingen (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2002), pp. 57–63. ISBN 90-6984-343-9 
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