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Prof. A. R. P. Rau

Wednesday 27 July 2016, 11:00am

"Stability at saddles of potentials" by Prof. A. R. P. Rau, Department of Physics &Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.



A variety of instances in celestial, classical and quantum mechanics,and electromagnetism involve quasi-stability at saddle points of multi-dimensional surfaces. These include Lagrange Points and Trojan asteroids, Paul traps, highly excited states of atoms in magnetic fields, doubly-excited states of atoms, and transition states controlling chemical transformation. Some unifying themes behind these patterns, especially Coriolis-type couplings in both time-dependent and time-independent phenomena that lead to quasi-stability, will be discussed.

Location : AG69
Contact : ANUYA