**MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS SEMINAR
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Department of Mathematics

Princeton University

Princeton University Department of Mathematics Seminars Spring 2012 Schedule

****PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL DATE AND TIME****

*** Thursday, March 29, 2012*

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.** **
**Room A06 - Jadwin

Diffusion of wave packets for the Markov Schroedinger equation

The long time evolution of waves in a homogeneous random environment will be discussed. Proving that the wave amplitude evolves diffusively over any sufficiently long time scales remains an open problem. One obstacle that arises is recurrence -- return of portions of the wave packet to regions previously visited. However, if one removes recurrence by allowing the environment to evolve randomly in time, then diffusion of the wave amplitude can be proved in a relatively simple fashion.

**Mathematical Physics Seminars - Spring 2012**

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