• Feng Wei
  • November 16, 1 PM
  • 2866 East Hall

After Max Planck gave his black-body radiation law with quantum hypothesis in 1900, physicists began to work on the field that we now call quantum physics. Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, Paul Dirac and many greatest physicists in the last century gave contributions to this field.

In this talk, I will focus on an introduction to the wave function formulation of quantum mechanics. Topics will include: pre-quantum work, the Schrodinger equation, Born’s statistical interpretation, operators in quantum mechanics, Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and some properties of wave functions. Some interesting examples will be included to give a better interpretation. We will begin with some experimental results and end with idea of K-G equation and Dirac equation. For this talk, no special mathematics and physics background is required.