Graduate Student Seminar

Title: Quantum Ergodicity: Billiards and Eigenfunctions
Speaker: Perry Kleinhenz
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In this talk we will discuss the interesting connection between the classical motion of a particle in a 2d domain and the concentration properties of eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on the domain. After covering necessary background we state the quantum ergodicity theorem: if the classical flow is ergodic then a subsequence of the eigenfunctions of the Laplacian tend to the uniform distribution as the eigenvalue tends towards infinity. This talk will be accessible to undergraduate math majors.
Date: Friday, March 01, 2019
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt B9
Contact Person: Yajit Jain
Contact email: ykjain@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-6255
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