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 QUANTUM CHAOS 
Ph.D. Course - Fysik 711B  Fall semester 1999 
Lecture:  13:15 - 15:00 thu  
Øvelser: 11:15 - 13:00 tue 
Aud. C - NBI Blegdamsvej 
Aud. C - NBI Blegdamsvej
Start: Thursday, 2 Sept 1999  in Aud. C 
  
Graduate level introduction to recent developments in the theory of quantum chaos and its applications. The course is aimed at M.Sci. students, Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows in physics.
  • Semiclassical quantization - Gutzwiller trace formula.
  • Random matrix theory.
  • Physics of mesoscopic systems.
  • Universal conductance fluctuations.
  • Periodic orbit theory of diffraction and tunneling.
  • Acoustic chaos.
  •  Arnold's cat by Leon Poon 
    TEXT:
    www.nbi.dk/ChaosBook/ Classical and Quantum Chaos

    TEACHING METHOD: Two lectures (Predrag Cvitanovic, Andrew Jackson, and Henrik Bruus) and a 2-hour problem sets session per week (with unsung heros volunteering: Kristian Schaadt, Niels Søndergaard, Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi, ?). Homework sets and a term project (afløsningsopgave), censor Per Dahlqvist. For  previous projects, consult www.nbi.dk/ChaosBook/projects/ .

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