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MIAE 2017-2018 Grad seminar 10 - ENCS Distinguished Speaker (1)

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MIAE 2017-2018 Grad seminar 10 - ENCS Distinguished  Speaker (1)

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

EV.1.605, 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3G 2W1, Canada

About The Event

Concordia ENCS Distinguished Speaker Series

“Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogs ”

By Dr. John Bush , Professor, Department of Mathematics at MIT, USA

Droplets walking on a vibrating fluid bath exhibit several features previously thought to be exclusive to the microscopic, quantum realm. These walking droplets propel themselves by virtue of a resonant interaction with their own wavefield, and so represent the first macroscopic realization of a pilot-wave system of the form proposed for microscopic quantum dynamics by Louis de Broglie in the 1920s. New experimental and theoretical results allow us to rationalize the emergence of quantum-like behavior in this hydrodynamic pilot-wave system in a number of settings, and explore its potential and limitations as a quantum analog.

John Bush is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT. Having completed his BSc in Physics at University of Toronto, he went on to Harvard for his PhD in Geophysics, then the University of Cambridge for postdoctoral research at DAMTP. He joined the faculty of MIT in 1998, was tenured in 2004 and is now the Director of the Applied Mathematics Laboratory. His research began in geophysics, but then shifted towards the effects of surface tension driven phenomena, their applications in biology, and hydrodynamic quantum analogs.

Location & Time

EV1.605 Concordia University

April 12th , 2018 (Thursday) 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM





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    This event is generously sponsored by the faculty of ENCS and department of MIAE at Concordia University. Limited tickets available, please register ASAP.






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