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SEMINAR: The Action Principle: From Virgil's Aeneid to Quantum Walks

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Today's date is Thursday, October 29, 2020
The Action Principle: From Virgil's Aeneid to Quantum Walks : Variational principles in physics break new ground Other events...
Variational principles have proven to be surprisingly fertile in physics. The principle of stationary action originally arising out of a derivation of optics and mechanics, remains central in modern physics being applied to fluid mechanics, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and even string theory. In this talk we take a walkthrough of the various extensions of the principle encompassing many fields of physics before arriving at a new extension into the realm of discrete time quantum walks that in their continuous limit match the Dirac equation from quantum field theory.
Speaker(s) Gareth Jay is a PhD student currently enrolled at UWA. Attached to the Quantum Information, Simulation and Algorithms research group, Gareth’s PhD research is focused on using a tool from quantum information theory known as quantum walks to simulate the Dirac equation on various discrete spacetime lattices.
Location Room 2.15, Physics Building
Contact John Brookes <[email protected]> : 6488 2738
Start Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:00
End Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:00
Submitted by John Brookes <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 02 Sep 2019 14:08
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