|Died||March 18, 2001 (aged 81)|
|Alma mater||University of Leiden|
|Known for||Casimir-Polder effect|
|Institutions||Philips Research Laboratories|
Delft University of Technology
|Doctoral advisor||J. A. A. Ketelaar, W. J. de Haas, H. B. G. Casimir|
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.
- Q. H. F. Vrehen, Dirk Polder, Levensberichten en herdenkingen (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2002), pp. 57–63. ISBN 90-6984-343-9