He [Aristotle called up from the dead] predicted the same fate to attraction, whereof the present learned are such zealous asserters. He said that new systems of nature were but new fashions, which would vary in every age; and even those who pretend to demonstrate them from mathematical principles, would flourish but a short period of time, and be out of vogue when that was determined.
Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726).
Carsten Henkel apl. Professor
Quantum Optics Group
Institute of Physics and Astronomy
University of Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24/25
14476 Potsdam
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Light-induced, van der Waals and Casimir forces

Ultracold gases and atom optics

Thermal electromagnetic fields on the nano-scale


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