Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.
The state vector describing the physical situation of the magnetic A-B effect should depend upon all three quantizeable entities in the problem, the electron orbiting the solenoid, the moving charged particles in the solenoid and the vector potential. One may imagine three approximate solutions to the exact dynamics, where two of the three entities do not interact at all, and the third, quantized, entity interacts with a classical approximation.
In this brief talk we will show how weak values appear in a wide range of physical contexts beyond the usual context of weak measurements. Among others, we will discuss how weak values appear in: the physics of classical parameters in a quantum evolution; the statistics of strong measurements; formulas for probability amplitudes in quantum mechanics; and finally, in the classical correspondence of quantum mechanics.
Strongly interacting quantum systems driven out of equilibrium represent a fascinating field where several questions of fundamental importance remains to be addressed [1].
These range from the dynamics of high-dimensional interacting models to the thermalization properties of quantum gases in continuous space.
In this Seminar I will review our recent contributions to some of the dynamical quantum problems which have been traditionally inaccessible to accurate many-body techniques.
The gauge invariant nonlocal quantum dynamics that is responsible for the
Aharonov-Bohm effect is described. It is shown that it may be verified experimentally.
Phase space methods are ubiquitous in quantum mechanics. From the Weyl-Wigner Moyal
formalism to coherent states and discrete phase spaces we see the imprints of the classical world
again and again. In this presentation, we address one of two major developments introduced by
Aharonov and his collaborators: The concept of weak values that stems from a time-symmetric
view of quantum physics. We look at the weak measurement through two distinct geometric frames:
In classical mechanics, an action is defined only modulo additive terms which do not modify the equations of motion; in certain cases, these terms are topological quantities. We construct an infinite sequence of higher order topological actions and argue that they play a role in quantum mechanics, and hence can be accessed experimentally.
Curiosity about how the world works can lead to beneficial progress in technology, and vice-versa. This kind of interplay can be found in quantum nanoscience, where foundationally motivated experiments and technologically motivated experiments often use similar materials and techniques, because both involve extending the realm of non-classical behaviour.
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