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Semi-classical Methods in Physics and Chemistry April 07, 2003 - April 11, 2003
Registration Deadline: April 11, 2003 over 11 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: January 07, 2003 over 11 years ago
Parent Program: Semi-Classical Analysis
Organizers R. Littlejohn, W.H. Miller, and M. Zworski
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The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts in applied and mathematical semi-classical methods. We are hoping for a blend of talks on applied mathematics, numerical methods, and concrete physical applications.


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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Apr 07, 2003
Monday
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
  Welcome and introduction
Loa Nowina-Sapinski
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Quantum monodromy in the spectrum of water and other species
Mark Child
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Morning Tea
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  Hopf’s last hope: Spatiotemporal chaos in terms of unstable recurrent patterns
Predrag Cvitanovic
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  Semi-classical mechanics in the coherent control of molecular processes
Paul Brumer
12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  TBA
William Miller (Stanford University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Fractional monodromy of classical and quantum nonlinear oscillators and defects of lattices
Boris Zhilinskii
Apr 08, 2003
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Topological indices in molecular spectra
Frederic Faure
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  A review of the Thomas-Fermi semi-classical theory of atoms and molecules
Elliott Lieb
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Novel approaches to non-adiabatic molecular dynamics
Oleg Prezhdo
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Semic-lassical description of quantum effects in molecular dynamics
Michael Thoss
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Semi-classical methods in superconductivity
Bernard Helffer
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  Reception
Apr 09, 2003
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Contribution of periodic diffractive orbits in polygonal billiards
Luc Hillairet
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Exploring semi-classics using microwaves
Srinivas Sridhar
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Time dependent resonance theory and applications
Avraham Soffer
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Ray helicity: A geometric invariant for multi-dimensional resonant linear wave conversion
Eugene Tracy
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Semi-classical thermodynamics of small Fermi systems
Patrick Leboeuf
Apr 10, 2003
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Wavefunction and tunnelling statistics using scar states
Stephen Creagh
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Exact quantum mechanics from classical trajectories
Kenneth Kay
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Maslov indices and singularities of integrable systems
Jonathan Robbins
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Dynamics near the triple collision in two-electron atoms
Gregor Tanner
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Sensitivity of wave field evolution and manifold stability in chaotic system
Steven Tomsovic
Apr 11, 2003
Friday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Sharp spectral asymptotics for operators with irregular coefficients: Pushing the limits
Victor Ivrii
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Morning Tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Non-adiabatic transitions in multi-level systems
Michael Wilkinson
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  Pulse trains, fractals, and the ionization of hydrogen
Kevin Mitchell
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
  Lunch
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Relative transition state: Relevance for inelastic scattering
Laurent Wiesenfeld
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Afternoon Tea
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Peierls substitution and beyond (space-adiabatic perturbation theory)
Herbert Spohn