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Quantum dynamics of many degrees of freedom

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Laszlo Erdoes, Muenich
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Tue, Sep 23 2003, 3:10PM

The Schrodinger equation exactly describes the dynamics of any quantum system. However, solving it is practically impossible in case of large number of particles or complex environment. In this talk I give an overview on how to approximate the quantum dynamics by much simpler PDE's in certain limiting regimes. Semiclassical, low disorder, weak-coupling and mean field limits will be discussed.