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Wavepackets, Chaos, and Scattering:
From Chemistry to Physics and Back

Oct 7-9 , 2010,  Cambridge MA USA

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Thursday, Oct. 7

Sheraton Commander Hotel  Mt Vernon Room

    (*see map below for location)
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry Registration
9:00-9:20
Introductory Remarks
   
Session I:
Physical Chemistry
9:20-10:00
  The ring polymer molecular dynamics model for condensed phase quantum dynamics
D. Manolopoulos
 
10:00-10:40   Correlated electron(s) in H2+
Adam Wasserman
 
10:40-11:00
Break
11:00-11:40

Potential Surface Coupling and Mixed Valence in Excited Electronic States
Jeffrey Zink
 
11:40-12:20
  Controlling Chemistry with Light and Force
Todd Marinez
 
12:20-2:00
Lunch

   
Session II:
Time Domain and Spectroscopy
2:00-2:40
 

Panta rhei - electronic and nuclear fluxes during chemical reactions
Joern Manz

 
2:40-3:20

Throwing Electron Snowballs: Correlation via Frozen Gaussians in Time-Dependent Density Functional Theories
Neepa Maitra
 
3:20-4:00

Chemical quantum computers and quantum consciousness
Jeff Reimers
4:00-4:20
Break

 
4:20-5:00
  From spontaneous Raman spectroscopy to femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy
Soo Y. Lee
 
5:00-5:40
  Dephasing representation: From quantum fidelity to pump-probe spectroscopy
Jiri Vanicek
 
   

5:40-7:00
Reception and Poster Session at 60 Garden Street, Cambridge MA
   
Friday, Oct. 8 

  Phillips Auditorium

     
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
   
Session III:
Semiclassics
9:00-9:40   Light matter interaction: Observable phenomena which can not be predicted by the standard formalism of quantum mechanics.
Nimrod Moiseyev
 
9:40-10:20

Very accurate surface hopping calculations
Mike Herman
 
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20
  Heller’s frozen Gaussians as a starting point for methods of multidimensional quantum dynamics
Dmitry Shalashilin
 
11:20-12:00   Asymptotics of the Wigner 9j symbol
R. G. Littlejohn
 
12:00-2:00
Lunch
     
Session IV
Condensed Matter
2:00-2:40
  A Long and Beautiful Life: True Confessions of a Spin
Don Eigler
 
2:40-3:20   From quantum corrals to topological insulators: Surface states to surface states
Gregory Fiete

3:20-4:00
  Quantum Solitons in BECs
Bill Reinhardt
 
4:00-4:20
Break
4:20-5:00   Imaging Electron Waves
Bob Westervelt
 
5:00-5:40   Electron Transfer Dynamics in the condensed phase
Troy van Voorhis
 
     
Saturday, Oct. 9

Phillips Auditorium, ITAMP 60 Garden Street

   
8:15
Morning Coffee and Pastry
   
Session V:
Waves and Chaos
8:40-9:20
  Threshold for generating qunatum interferences in open chaotic systems
A. Ozorio de Almeida
 
9:20-10:00

The rate of heating in vibrating billiards
Doron Cohen
 
10:00-10:40
 
Recent developments in the efficient numerical computation of high-energy eigenfunctions
Alex Barnett
 
10:40-11:00
Break    
11:00-11:40

Freak Waves in the Linear Regime: a Microwave Study
H.-J. Stöckmann
11:40-12:20   Quantum Chaos from Electron Waves to Rogue Ocean Waves to Microwaves
Lev Kaplan
12:20-1:00
  Tsunami asymptotics
Sir Michael Berry
 
     

Social Activities

1:00- 4:15

 

Pending sunny weather there will be an excursion to the Charles River Park (1100 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA) for boxed Lunches  and good fun. One can rent a canoe or a kayak, and also simply walk the scenic river. If you plan on coming to this excursion, there is an additional $15 fee to cover the cost of the lunch. Please e-mail ITAMP's director, Hossein Sadeghpour hrs@cfa.harvard.edu if you plan on attending and for further details.

*see map below for location

7:00 - 10:00  

Celebratory Banquet with Guest Speaker Sir Michael Berry
Bill Reinhardt -
Introduction
in honor of Rick Heller Location will be included in your registration packet. All registrations include admission to the Banquet. *see map below for location

*The map below contains the locations of the social events held throughout the three day workshop.

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