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Semi-classical Methods in Physics and Chemistry April 07, 2003 - April 11, 2003

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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