Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: New Forms Of Brownian Motion    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 09/19/2005
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: Dr. Pierre-Gilles De Gennes
Affiliation: Professor Emeritus, College de France, Institut Curie, Nobel Laureate (1991)
Contact Person: K. Lee   (510) 642-3034

A coin (or a droplet) on a solid plate drifts when the plate is vibrated (horizontally) unsymmetrical. If the vibrations are a white noise, we find a new type of Brownian motion with dry friction