Our teacher, friend, and colleague,
Prof. Rick Heller, celebratde his 65th birthday January
2011. Prof. Heller is a unique scientist with contributions of great
impact in an exceptionally broad range of problems in physics and chemistry.
The workshop: Wavepackets, Chaos, and Scattering: From Chemistry to
Physics and Back, honored Rick on the occasion of his birthday (actually
a couple of months before to avoid the unpredictable January weather
in Boston, MA). The workshop brought together world leading researchers
working on the topics, condensed matter/correlated electrons, chaos/waves/semiclassics,
and physical chemistry/wavepackets/spectroscopy.
Held at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical
Physics (ITAMP) in Cambridge Ma, USA from Thursday Oct. 7 until Saturday
Oct 9, 2010, many of the speakers were his former students,
postdocs, and colleagues from the US and abroad.
(Background Image credit: R. Heller, Storm, Nonlinear
transformations in the plane, involving random vertical and horizontal
shearing have taken a benign blue-green-white simply layered initial
structure and have turned it into this chaotic mix)