College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# AMCS Seminar

Speaker:

Wayne Polyzou

Topic:

"Scattering using real-time path integrals"

**Abstract: **

I test a method developed by Professor Palle Jorgensen and Iowa Mathematics Ph.D. graduate - Ekatrina Nathanson - that reinterprets the Feynman path integral (which is not an integral in the traditional sense) as the expectation value of a certain functional on a space of continuous paths with respect to a complex probability measure. I demonstrate that this method can be successfully used to compute quantum mechanical scattering cross sections.

Event Date:

February 2, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location:

218 MLH

Calendar Category:

Seminar