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Research

Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 11 June 2018

The Third Annual WRIHW Early Career Researcher Conference

8:45am to 3:45pm, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Contact wolfson.ecr@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Oleg Smolyanov : Differential properties of measures and quantum anomalies.

4:00pm, CM221

Quantum anomaly is the situation when the quantum system, which is obtained by a quantization of a Hamiltonian system, that is invariant with respect to a transformation, is not any more invariant with respect to the same transformation. In the talk the origin of the quantum anomaly is explained using the properties of derivatives, of measures on infinite-dimensional spaces, along vector field generating the transformations. In particular, the contradiction between the explanation of the origin of quantum anomalies, presented in the books by Cartier and Cecile deWitt-Morett on the one hand and by Fujikawa and Suzuki on the other hand, is discussed.

Contact anna.felikson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.