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Graduate Algebra and Representation Theory Seminar

Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory of Position and Momentum

Érik Amorim - Rutgers University

Location:  Hill 701 (GSL)
Date & time: Wednesday, 01 May 2019 at 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Abstract: This talk will pick up on topics from the previous talk by Parker Hund on representations of the Heisenberg group and algebra (with brief recaps whenever appopriate), this time with an emphasis on the Physics side of the topic. The goal is to show how unitary representations of Lie groups and algebras arise from the postulates of quantum mechanics, and how Groenewald's no-go theorem is a limitation on the physicist's naive idea of quantization of classical observables.

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