# Colloquium Schedule

**Colloquium: Thursday, November 19, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316**

**Spacetime Geometry and Quantum Control Theory**

**Gary Gibbons**

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

University of Cambridge

The aim of this talk is to relate a problem in quantum mechanics to a problem in general relativity, Fermat's principle, a variational problem of Zermelo, and some Finsler geometry. In other words I shall be applying some geometric ideas and methods used in general relativity to the quantum mechanics of systems with a finite dimensional Hilbert space. The talk is based on a recent paper: "Time-optimal navigation through quantum wind" with Dorje C. Brody and David M. Meier (Brunel U.). New J.Phys. 17 (2015) 3, 033048 arxiv: 1410: 6724.

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.

**Physics Colloquium Schedule for FALL 2015**

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