Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

J O U R N A L    C L U B


Channon Price
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Once upon a time, you were presented with a PhD comprehensive problem in quantum mechanics that asked you to find the energy levels of the potential

After a fraction of a second (during which time you were undoubtedly thinking "Who invited that?", or words to that effect), you skipped that question -- and since then you've never given it another thought. This talk will answer that question, introduce superpotentials3, show a really slick way to find the ground state energy of the Hydrogen atom, and possibly explain a little bit about bosonic operators and fermionic operators.

1And maybe a little bit more
2Not to be confused with Supersymmetric Quantum Field Theory
3And one more use for the harmonic oscillator
Friday, 21 February 2014
Globe Room, Elvey Bldg.
3:45 PM