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Physics Colloquium: Prof. Swadesh Mahajan, Department of Physics, UT Austin

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM (CST)
Location: RLM 4.102

Physics Colloquium

Prof. Swadesh Mahajan, Department of Physics, UT Austin

"Nonlinear Effective Quantum Mechanics - Fluidons"

4:15pm, The John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102).

Coffee and cookies will be served at 4:00pm in RLM 4.102

Abstract:

It is shown that a hot relativistic fluid could be viewed as a collection of self-interacting quantum objects. They obey a nonlinear equation which is a modification of the quantum equation obeyed by elementary constituents of the fluid. A uniform phenomenological prescription, to affect the quantum transition from a corresponding classical system, is invoked to derive the nonlinear Schr̈odinger, Klein–Gordon, and Pauli–Schr̈odinger equations. It is expected that the hypothesized (assumed) nonlinear quantum mechanics would advance, in a fundamental way, both the conceptual understanding and computational abilities, particularly, in the field of extremely high energy-density physics.

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