16.30 Friday 22 February 2019
(University of Bath)
The Complex Dynamics of Faraday Pilot Waves: A Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogue
Faraday pilot waves are a newly discovered hydrodynamic structure that consists a bouncing droplet which creates, and is propelled by, a Faraday wave. These pilot waves can behave in extremely complex ways exhibiting a classical form of wave-particle duality, and result in dynamics mimicking quantum mechanics, including multiple quantisation, probabilistic particle distributions reminiscent of QM, single slit diffraction and tunnelling. I will show some of this fascinating behaviour and will develop a surface wave-droplet fluid model that captures many of the features observed, and focus on rationalising the emergence of the statistics of complex states.
The talk will take place in the Salle Solvay at 16:30. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served in the foyer by the Salle Solvay, from 16:00. The Salle Solvay is on the 5th floor of building NO, of the Campus de la Plaine. Maps of the campus and directions are available here.
25 January 2019
22 February 2019