BACK ROW: Dirk Deckert, Bob Walker, Bradley Rowland, Tim Coffey,
MIDDLE ROW: Chia-Chun Chou, Julianne Kuck David, Robert E. Wyatt,
FRONT ROW (seated): Jeremy Maddox, Ned Floyd, Shelly Goldstein,
The conference proceedings book can be found here.
The Workshop on Quantum Trajectories will provide an interdisciplinary forum for chemists, physicists, and mathematicians to discuss both fundamental and computational aspects of the de Broglie-Bohm description of quantum mechanics. Particular interest will be focused on the computational methods that have been developed for solving the relevant quantum hydrodynamic equations and their applications in molecular and chemical physics. A solution to the quantum hydrodynamic equations is equivalent to solving the time-dependent Schrodinger equation. However, the quantum hydrodynamic approach allows for an entirely different class of numerical algorithms and approximations which could exhibit better computational scaling properties with respect to the dimensionality of the problem. Furthermore, the quantum hydrodynamic approach is intuitively appealing with its well defined quantum trajectories which give it the flavor of a semi-classical theory. If successful, this approach could open the door to a whole new range of applications never before amenable to exact quantum dynamical treatment, such as: proton transfer in enzyme catalysis and hydrogen adsorption/diffusion in materials.
Topical areas of impact include:
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