Colloquium (Paul Milewski, Bath)

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Colloquium (Paul Milewski, Bath)

November 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Title: The Complex Dynamics of Faraday Pilot Waves: A Hydrodynamic Quantum Analogue 
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.


Raphael Stuhlmeier
Matthew Craven


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Portland Square Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA United Kingdom
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