Professor Thomas Weinacht
Stony Brook University Department of Physics and Astronomy
Main Lab Telephone: (631) 632-4906
Department Fax: (631) 632-8176
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the Weinacht group
Ultrafast spectroscopy and coherent control

PHY 566: Quantum Dynamics

Fall 2016

Instructor:
Professor Thomas Weinacht - A-102 - (28163) - Thomas 'dot' Weinacht 'at' stonybrook.edu
Tuesday & Thursday 2:30-3:50

Topics
Atomic and Molecular Structure (Solutions to the time independent Shroedinger Equation for Atoms and Molecules)
Light Matter Interaction
Numerical Solutions to the Time Dependent Shroedinger Equation
One Dimensional Dynamics (Wave Packets)
Measuring One Dimensional Dynamics (Time Resolved Spectroscopy)
Multidimensional Dynamics (Dephasing, Decoherence...)
Strong Field Light Matter Interactions (adiabatic elimination, multiphoton couplinhg

Textbooks
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: A Time Domain Perspective by David Tannor
Time Resolved Spectroscopy: An Experimental Perspective by Brett Pearson and Thomas Weinacht

Grading
Homework - 40%
Midterm Exam - 20%
Project - 10%
Final Exam - 30%

The problem sets and exams will consist of both analytical problems aswell as computer based assignements involving simulations and solving differential equatiions numerically.

The project will consist of selecting a paper from a collection of suggested papers and presenting it to the class as a journal club presentation.


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