Dynamics of Quantum Fluids: Path integral and Semiclassical Methods
21 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nancy Makri
The interplay of many-body nonlinear interactions and quantum mechanical effects such as zero-point motion or identical particle exchange symmetries lead to intriguing phenomena in low-temperature fluids, some of which remain poorly understood. Recent advances in theory and methodology have established the framework that has recently enabled the simulation of time-dependent processes in such systems. This lecture focuses on the development of path integral and semiclassical methods and their application to the dynamics of quantum fluids.