##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 196/296 - Student Colloquium

## Audrey Terras

#### UCSD

## Finite Quantum Chaos

##### Abstract:

Physicists have long studied spectra (or eigenvalues) of Schroedinger operators and random matrices, thanks to the implications for quantum mechanics. Analogously number theorists and geometers have investigated the spectra of the differential operators known as Laplacians associated to certain surfaces with a Riemannian distance. For surfaces with symmetries coming from number theory, this has been termed \"arithmetic

Host:

### October 8, 2003

### 12:00 PM

### AP&M 2402

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