Chennai Mathematical Institute


3.30 p.m., Seminar Hall
Feynman path integrals in the finite dimensional case and applications

Prof. David Mumford
Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics
Brown University, U.S.A.


The point is that one can compute exp(itH), H being nxn, integrating over "paths" that jump between the n eigenstates of H and this allows one to compute, for instance, what quantum computers may do when in contact with a heat bath. Some basic knowledge of the formalism of quantum mechanics is the prerequisite.