Some Mathematical Challenges in Quantum Control
by Prof. Dr. Uwe Helmke
Abstract: The development of optimal control strategies for quantum mechanical systems plays a fundamental role in various aspects of physics, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) or laser spectroscopy, molecular dynamics and quantum computation. It also offers a number of interesting challenges for pure and applied mathematicians alike, that require the combination of tools from nonlinear control theory with those from Lie theory and Sub-Riemannian geometry.
In this talk I will outline some of these problems that are connectedÃ‚Â with the investigation of certain time-optimal control problems on Lie groups.
For More Information: There will be a morning tea in the Staff Tea Room between 11:00 and 12:00.