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Colloquium (Paul Milewski, Bath)
November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Abstract: Faraday pilot waves are a newly discovered hydrodynamic structure that consists a bouncing droplet which creates, and is propelled by, a Faraday surface wave. These pilot waves can behave in extremely complex ways exhibiting a classical form of wave-particle duality, and result in dynamics mimicking quantum mechanics, including multiple quantisation, probabilistic particle distributions reminiscent of QM, diffraction and tunnelling. I will show some of this fascinating behaviour and will develop a surface wave-droplet fluid model that captures many of the features observed, and focus on rationalising the emergence of the statistics of complex states.