UTA Department of Mathematics

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Date/Time/Room: Friday (2/3/2006) at 2:00pm in 304 Pickard Hall

Speaker: Dr. Paul Sacks, Professor
Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University


"Computing solutions of inverse scattering problems"

Abstract: The problem of determining a potential in the Schrödinger equation from knowledge of scattering data is a classical problem in quantum theory, and arises also in a number of other application areas. In this talk I will review some precise statements and results about this problem, and then discuss some more recent progress, with emphasis on numerical methods, especially when bound states are present.