quantum mechanics

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Amartya Banerjee (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Over the past few decades, first principles (i.e., quantum mechanical) methods have been instrumental in the discovery and characterization of novel materials. Traditionally, these methods have focused on the study of periodic / crystalline systems and their homogeneous deformations. In this talk, I will describe how ideas related to physical symmetry, when used in conjunction with ab initio theories, can help in the search of a new class of unprecedented materials, and their associated (inhomogeneous) deformation modes.
Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
David Tannor (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Many people find time-dependent quantum mechanics the most interesting and understandable part of quantum mechanics. However, standard courses in quantum mechanics devote little attention to this perspective, and its relationship to the rest of the syllabus is disjointed. Yet it is possible to develop quantum mechanics from beginning to end from a time-dependent perspective, using a small set of conceptual building blocks. The tutorial will have two parts. In the first part I will present the basic building blocks.
Monday, January 12, 2009 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
David Tannor (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Ever since the advent of Quantum Mechanics, there has been a quest for a trajectory based formulation of quantum theory that is exact. In the 1950’s, David Bohm, building on earlier work of Madelung and de Broglie, developed an exact formulation of quantum mechanics in which trajectories evolve in the presence of the usual Newtonian force plus an additional quantum force.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv University)
We focus on constraints on the Poisson brackets found within Symplectic Topology.
Their interpretation and proof are related to Quantum Mechanics.

In the talk we discuss an exchange of ideas between these fields.
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