Research in Teams Project: Non-equilibrium hydrodynamic Casimir-like forces in colloidal suspensions

Research Project: In this project, an international team of experts in theory, simulation and experiments with colloidal soft matter will design, implement, execute, analyze and interpret accurate optical measurements of non-equilibrium Casimir-like forces arising between large colloidal particles immersed in a complex medium exhibiting giant concentration fluctuations due to Fick diffusion. The project aims at characterizing the inter-particle potential by directly monitoring particles at the microscopic scale, providing thus the first experimental evidence and measurement of the non-equilibrium Casimir-like forces, which remained so-far elusive to experiments.

Research Team: Agnese Callegari (U of Gothenburg), Roberto Cerbino (U of Vienna), Norma Caridad Palmero Cruz (U of Guanajuato), Giuseppe Pesce (U of Gothenburg), Giovanni Volpe (U of Gothenburg)

Coming soon.


Name Affiliation
Agnese Callegari University of Gothenburg
Roberto Cerbino University of Vienna
Norma Caridad Palmero Cruz University of Guanajuato
Giovanni Volpe University of Gothenburg
At a glance
Research in Teams
March 1, 2023 — Aug. 31, 2023
Erwin Schrödinger Institute