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Student Dynamics/Geometry Topology

Date:  Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location:  3866 East Hall (5:30 PM to 6:30 PM)

Title:  What is Quantum Unique Ergodicity?

Abstract:   In this talk, we describe flows on surfaces, and what it means for them to be classically (uniquely) ergodic. We will then describe what it means to ``quantize'' the flow, which will lead to a definition of quantum (unique) ergodicity. Time permitting, we will also see how physical intuition motivates quantum analogs of certain theorems about flows on surfaces. No prior knowledge of physics or ergodic theory is required for this talk.


Speaker:  Sayantan Khan
Institution:  University of Michigan

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