Senior Project Topic
Cemal Yalabik

Study of Quantum Dissipation

Inclusion of dissipative effects in Quantum Mechanical systems is a fundamental problem with a long history. Approaches generally consider a particle coupled to a large number of harmonic oscillators (interpreted as a "heat bath"). In special cases, the Hamiltonian of the system may be factored in the "particle" and "heat bath" degrees of freedom, allowing for a wave-function description of the system.

The work expected to be carried out in this project is comprised of: