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Particle, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Monday, January 25, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Gant Science Complex, Room PB-121

Denys Bondar, Renan Cabrera, and Andre G. Campos, Physics Department, Princeton University

“Measurement Inspired Modeling of Quantum and Classical Dynamical Systems”

In this talk, we will provide an answer to the question: “What kind of observations and assumptions are minimally needed to formulate a physical theory?” Our answer to this question leads to the new systematic approach of Operational Dynamical Modeling (ODM), which allows to deduce equations of motions from time evolution of observables. Using ODM, we are not only able to re-derive well-known physical dynamic equations (such as the Schrodinger, Dirac, Liouville equations), but also infer novel physical dynamics (and solve open problems) in the realm of non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics for both the non-relativistic and relativistic regimes. Efficient numerical methods for open quantum system propagation are then developed to gain further insight and make predictions.

Contact:

Dawn Rawlinson, 486-4916, dawn.rawlinson@uconn.edu

Physics Department (primary)

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