microseminar
informal seminar of Doppler Institute
on quantum theory and related topics and methods,
usually on Thursdays, usually at 10.45 a.m., 20 minutes + discussion
usually in lecture hall S3
of the University of Hradec Kralove
occasionally also in the seminar room (second floor) of the
Department of Theoretical Physics
of the
Nuclear Physics Institute in Rez
note: external interested speakers are always warmly
welcome.
FORTHCOMING SESSIONS:
Place: 
lecture hall S3
of the Department of Physics (UHK) in Hradec Kralove 
Date:  
Time (unusual):  11:00 a.m. (duration: ad hoc) 
Speaker: 

Title: 

Abstract:  Mathematically processed ballistography signals are used to evaluate various clinically significant markers routinely used in the human diagnostics. 
Place: 
lecture hall S3
of the Department of Physics (UHK) in Hradec Kralove 
Date:  
Time:  10:45 a.m. (duration: 20 minutes + questions) 
Speaker: 

Title: 

Abstract:  t. b. a. 
Place: 
lecture hall S3
of the Department of Physics (UHK) in Hradec Kralove 
Date:  
Time:  10:45 a.m. (duration: 20 minutes + questions) 
Speaker: 

Title: 

Abstract:  We introduce a generalization of the notion of the determinant from matrices to operators with infinitely many eigenvalues, which uses the spectral zeta function. We show how to compute it for simple operators and sketch the main difficulties in its definition, especially the dependence of the spectral determinant on the branch cut of the logarithm appearing in the definition of the spectral zeta function. This is joint work with P. Freitas based on the paper [1]. [1] P. Freitas, J. Lipovsky, Spectral determinant for the damped wave equation on an interval, Acta Physica Polonica A 136 (2019), 817823 [arXiv: 1908.06862 [mathph]]. 
Place: 
lecture hall S3
of the Department of Physics (UHK) in Hradec Kralove 
Date:  
Time:  10:45 a.m. (duration: 20 minutes + questions) 
Speaker: 

Title: 

Abstract:  t. b. a. 
Place: 
lecture hall S3
of the Department of Physics (UHK) in Hradec Kralove 
Date:  
Time:  10:45 a.m. (duration: 20 minutes + questions) 
Speaker: 

Preliminary title: 

Preliminary abstract:  The talk will be about the relationship between the notions of holonomy and field equations. 
Place: 
lecture hall S3
of the Department of Physics (UHK) in Hradec Kralove 
Date:  
Time:  10:45 a.m. (duration: 20 minutes + questions) 
Speaker: 

Preliminary title: 

Preliminary abstract:  Domain truncations of Schroedinger operators with complex potentials are known to be spectrally exact. However, several examples suggest that additional eigenvalues escaping to infinity seem to be a generic feature. We find conditions on the presence of such eigenvalues and obtain their asymptotic expansions. Our approach also yields asymptotic formulas for diverging eigenvalues in a strong coupling regime for the imaginary part of the potential. 
ARCHIVE:
Place (unusual!):  University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Building S, laboratory S19 on the second floor 
Date and time:  Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, 10:45 a.m. 
Speaker: 
Andrii Khrabustovskii (UHK) 
Title and abstract:  Construction of selfadjoint differential operators with prescribed spectral properties 
The objective of the talk is to illustrate how one can construct domains or potentials such that the essential or discrete spectrum of Laplace and Schroedingertype operators coincides with a predefined subset of the real line. Another aim is to emphasize that the spectrum of a differential operator on a bounded domain or bounded interval is not necessarily discrete, e.g., eigenvalues of infinite multiplicity or continuous spectrum may be present.
The talk is based on resent works with J. Behrndt (TU Graz). 
Place (unusual!):  University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Building S, ground floor, room Nr. S13 
Date and time:  Thursday, September 16th, 2021, 10:30 a.m. 
Speaker: 
Miloslav Znojil (UHK) 
Title and abstract:  Alice in the wanderland of algebraic geometry, and behind quantum catastrophes 
A compact reparametrization of the Arnold polynomial potentials of arbitrary degree (known from the classical theory of catastrophes) is introduced and shown useful in quantum phenomenology. Main attention is paid to the specific unstablelocalization dynamical regime. In this regime a systematic determination of the observable density distributions proves feasible via 1/N approximation yielding a qualitative classification and approximate description of a new type of quantum phase transitions, tractable as the (avoided) level crossings or, alternatively, as a manifestation of the existence of a fairly close complex exceptional point. 
Place:  University of Hradec Kralove, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Building S, 1st floor, room Nr. 72549 
Date and time:  Thursday, June 17th, 2021, 10:30 a.m. 
Speaker: 
Miloslav Znojil (UHK) 
Title and abstract:  From Cizek and Dyson to Bender 
In the first microseminar organized in UHK the Benderinspired formulation of quantum mechanics (a.k.a. PTsymmetric quantum mechanics) will be briefly reviewed. With emphasis on the history of the field, five related paradoxes will be formulated. (1) People never noticed the overlap of the theory with the Jiri Cizek's coupled cluster method in which one calculates the real spectrum using realistic Hamiltonians in nonHermitian representation. (2) Only too late people noticed the overlap of the theory with an analogous Freeman Dyson's recipe. (3) Frequent misunderstandings were evoked by the Bender's claim that his Hamiltonians were nonHermitian. At present, it is clear that they are only nonHermitian in an unphysical, auxiliary, irrelevant Hilbert space. In this sense, their proper name should have been quasiHermitian Hamiltonians. (4) The main inspiration of the Bender's new theory was the Bessis' imaginary cubic interaction model. In 2012, in a paper by Siegl and Krejcirik, this particular model was proved not to fit the theory. (5) Subsequently, the initial orientation of the theory on the so called closed quantum systems has changed. Today, most people apply the concept of PT symmetry to open quantum systems.  
Photo of whiteboard: 
The archive of the older microseminars:
The list of talks during 2016  2020
The list of talks during 2012  2015
The list of talks during 2008  2011
The list of the talks during 2008
A compactified list of the speakers during 2008
The list of the talks during 2007
A compactified list of the speakers during 2007
The list of the talks during 2006
A compactified list of the speakers during 2006
PS: in parallel, nested seminars of the similar type may be also sought on the webpages of our local
microconferences
devoted to the analytic an algebraic methods in physics
Info for interested speakers:
send email to
Miloslav Znojil  
propose a talk (Thursdays on 10.30 or 10:45 are preferable) 

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you should book your term of talk:  not later than 2 or 3 days in advance 
your talk's length should be  20 minutes 
time for subsequent questions:  unlimited 
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