Return to Colloquia & Seminar listing
Dynamics of Bose-Einstein CondensatesMathematical Physics & Probability
|Speaker: ||Benjamin Schlein, UC Davis|
|Location: ||1147 MSB|
|Start time: ||Tue, Oct 24 2006, 2:10PM|
Bose-Einstein condensates have recently been observed for the first time in experiments: these are states of many body quantum systems, where all the particles are described by the same one-particle wave function, the so called condensate wave function. In this talk I am going to show, starting from microscopic many body quantum dynamics, that the time evolution of the condensate wave function can be described by a cubic nonlinear Schroedinger equation known as the Gross-Pitaevskii equation.