Tel Aviv University Applied Mathematics Seminar Date: Tuesday June 11, 2013, 15:10 Place: Schreiber Bldg, Room 309 Speaker: Jeremy Schiff, Bar Ilan University Title: Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions Abstract: In classical mechanics, a particle, or a collection of particles, is described by a trajectory in configuration space. In the standard formulations of quantum mechanics, the trajectory is replaced by a complex-valued wavefunction. We present a self-contained formulation of (spin-free, nonrelativistic) quantum mechanics that makes no use of wavefunctions or complex amplitudes of any kind. Quantum states are represented as ensembles of real-valued trajectories, described by a remarkable PDE obtained from an action principle and obeying a law of conservation of energy. Webpage of the applied mathematics seminar: <https://sites.google.com/site/tauamathseminar/> ______________________________________________________________________ Prof. Yoel Shkolnisky Department of Applied Mathematics School of Mathematical Sciences phone: 972-3-640-8705 Tel Aviv University, fax : 972-3-640-9357 Tel Aviv, 69978 Israel email: <yoelsh@post.tau.ac.il> ______________________________________________________________________ --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Yoel Shkolnisky <yoelsh@post.tau.ac.il>