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Physics Colloquium

  • Date
    Wed, Aug 28

    Time
    4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

    Website
    http://forum.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/news-events/calendar-of-events/

    Address
    Marshak Science
    160 Convent Ave.
    New York, NY  10031

    Location
    Marshak Science, 418N

    p: 212.650.6832

    Admission
    Free

  • Event Details

    Physics Colloquium: John Bush, "Pilot-wave hydrodynamics"

    Professor John Bush
    Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    "Pilot-wave hydrodynamics"

    Yves Couder and coworkers have recently discovered that droplets walking on a vibrating fluid bath exhibit several features previously thought to be peculiar to the microscopic, quantum realm.

    These walking droplets propel themselves by way of a resonant interaction with their own wave field, and so represent a macroscopic realization of the pilot-wave dynamics envisaged by Louis de Broglie. New theoretical developments provide rationale for the complex behavior of the bouncing droplets, and yield a trajectory equation for the walking droplets. Experimental and theoretical results in turn reveal and rationalize the emergence of quantization and wave-like statistics from pilot-wave dynamics in a number of settings.
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