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Quantum dynamics of bouncing droplets

Name
Aslan
Surname
Kasimov
Scientific organization
KAUST
Academic degree
Ph.D.
Position
Professor
Scientific discipline
Mathematics & Mechanics
Topic
Quantum dynamics of bouncing droplets
Abstract
This talk is about the dynamics of a fluid droplet bouncing on the surface of a vertically vibrating fluid bath. It was recently discovered that such a droplet can walk along the fluid surface riding a wave created as the droplet hits the surface. In a remarkable series of experiments, this coupled motion of a bouncing droplet and its pilot wave was demonstrated to exhibit a range of quantum effects: discrete orbits, tunneling, single/double slit diffraction, level splitting, scattering, bound states, and others. I will give an overview of these phenomena and discuss their implications.
Keywords
Fluid mechanics, bouncing droplets, quantum effects
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http://web.kaust.edu.sa/faculty/aslankasimov/research-experiments.shtml