Physicist Featured in New Series on Science Channel

UC Riverside’s Umar Mohideen, an expert on the Casimir force, will be featured in the first episode of “Strip the Cosmos”

Photo shows Umar Mohideen.

Umar Mohideen is the chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Casimir force, also known as the Casimir effect, is typified by the small attractive force that acts between two close parallel uncharged conducting plates. Today, this force has become an interdisciplinary subject of study, playing an important role in condensed matter physics, quantum field theory, atomic and molecular physics, gravitation and cosmology, mathematical physics, and nanotechnology.

The University of California, Riverside’s Umar Mohideen, an expert on the Casimir force, will be featured in the first episode of a series called “Strip the Cosmos” premiering at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, on the Discovery Communications’ Science Channel.

Mohideen, the chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a professor, will be shown in the episode titled “Secrets of the Black Hole.” He will be shown discussing the Casimir force. To see when the episode will repeat, click here.

Strip the Cosmos uses CGI animation to “strip planets, moons, black holes, stars and galaxies – layer by layer – to solve key mysteries surrounding the origin and destiny of the universe.” More information about the show can be found here.

Video clips from the first episode of Strip the Cosmos:

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