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)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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)