Quantum foundations (first meeting)


This is the first in a series of lectures on the foundations of quantum mechanics, addressed to mathematicians. Most of the lectures will be by John Hutchinson; later in the semester we will also have volunteer talks by participants on special topics.

Background Requirements:  Some knowledge of finite dimensional complex inner product spaces. Primarily C^n(i.e.  n-tuples of complex numbers), hermitian and unitary matrices/operators in this setting. Faculty, grad students or third year/honours mathematics students would be fine.

When & Where:  First meeting 3.00 — 4.30 Friday 22 March, subsequent meetings begin April 5. Talks will be in the Hannah Neumann Seminar Room 1.37.