Title: The Wave Mechanics of Large-scale Structure
Speaker: Peter Coles (U. Cardiff & NUI Maynooth)
Abstract: 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.
Time: Tuesday 27th March 2018, 2.30pm.
Place: Lecture Room, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.