Inaugural Lecture: Professor Gregor Tanner

Good vibrations – wave asymptotics from quantum chaos to noisy tractors.

What have the quantum spectrum of the chemical element Helium and the noise emanating from the vibrations of – say – a tractor in common? Both are in fact manifestations of wave chaotic dynamics and can be studied and better understood using wave asymptotic methods.

Following the work of Heisenberg, Chladni and others, Professor Gregor Tanner has worked on understanding the deeper relations between classical and quantum/wave dynamics in problems ranging from atomic physics, quantum graphs, vibro-acoustics and electromagnetism – the latter two with industrial partners such as Jaguar Land Rover, Yanmar and NXP Semiconductors.

This lecture will take place at 5.30-7pm on Thursday 30 May in the Keighton Auditorium, University Park.

For more information, and to book your place, please visit the event page.

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