# Geometric Phases in Physics and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

### 28-29 March 2001

### CTS, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

### Supported by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

### All the talks will be in the CTS Seminar Hall

March 28, 2001:
9:30-9:45 M. Vijayan Inauguration
Associate Director, IISc
9:45-10:15 N. Mukunda Some of my favourite things
10:15-10:45 G. Rajasekaran Can we go beyond Bose and Fermi
statistics?
10:45-11:15 Coffee
11:15-11:45 R. Simon Interference in Phase Space, Geometric
Phase, and Asymptotic Expressions for
Classical Polynomials
11:45-12:15 Subhash Chaturvedi A possible measure of the strength of
Unextendible product bases
12:15-12:45 Arvind Violation of Bell's inequalities by
everywhere positive Wigner functions
LUNCH BREAK
2:00-2:30 Dipankar Home Probing the Quantum Measurement Problem
using DNA-Photolyase as a Photon
Detector
2:30-3:00 Sougato Bose Entanglement, quantum statistics and
complementarity
3:00-3:30 C. S. Unnikrishnan Quantum phases, Bell's theorem and
EPR correlations
3:30-4:00 B. Ananthanarayan Precision tests of the geometry of
low-energy strong interactions
4:00-4:30 Coffee
4:30-7:00 Personal Reminiscences about Prof. Mukunda
(Presided over by Prof. V. Krishnan, President, JNCASR)
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March 29, 2001:
9:30-10:00 R. Jagannathan Quantum Mechanics of Particle Beam
Optics
10:00-10:30 H. S. Sharatchandra Phase space wave functions: Geometric
quantization as a practical tool
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 K. S. Mallesh Pancharatnam phase for three-level
systems
11:30-12:00 Arun K. Pati Geometric Phase and connection-form
for mixed states
12:00-12:30 Joseph Samuel Pi in the Sky
LUNCH BREAK
2:00-2:30 Anu Venugopalan Pointer states via Decoherence
2:30-3:00 Romesh Kaul Entropy of a Quantum Black Hole:
Beyond Bekenstein-Hawking
3:00-3:30 Avinash Khare Berry Phase for Shape Invariant
Potentials
3:30-4:00 Coffee
4:00-4:30 Sanjay Jain Topological evolution in complex
systems
4:30-5:00 Apoorva Patel Mathematical Physics and Life
5:00-5:30 Diptiman Sen Coherent states for SU(3)