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2018-03-27, 14:30, Prof. Peter Coles (Maynooth University), The Wave Mechanics of Large-scale Structure

(Joint seminar with the School of Theoretical Physics)

Prof. Peter Coles

Maynooth University

The Wave Mechanics of Large-scale Structure


There has been been a resurgence of interest recently in an idea, originally raised in a seminal paper by Widrow & Kaiser (1993), that the equations describing the evolution of a self-gravitating fluid can be rewritten in the form of a Schrodinger equation coupled to a Poisson equation determining the gravitational potential. In this talk I’ll discuss some of the merits of this idea and explain why it is of topical interest, illustrating the talk with examples of recent work.

Location: Lecture Room, 1st Floor, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4

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