The Champs team have had a very successful summer with a number of students working closely with the Champs PI and several PDRAs on projects.
Below is a list of names of those who worked on the project over the summer and the titles of their project, a few of which have written papers.
Prof. Stephen Wiggins
Student name – Cate Mandell
Title of Project – “The Role of Time Dependent Phase Space Structures on Reaction Dynamics and the No-Recrossing Property of Dividing Surfaces”
She wrote a paper on her research that has been accepted in the “International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos”.
Student name – Zara Graham-Jones and Michael Turner, they worked together on the following project
Title of Project – “Lagrangian Descriptors and Bohmian Mechanics” they have written a paper on their project
Dr Shibabrat Naik + Prof. Stephen Wiggins co-advised the following students and their respective topics:
Computation and visualization of phase space structures relevant for chemical reaction dynamics
Student name: Sam Spedding
Title: Two Degree of Freedom Hamiltonian Systems in Chemical Reaction Dynamics – A Phase Space Analysis
Student name: Bing En Gan
Title: Computation and visualization of phase space structures in Reaction Dynamics
Student name: Piero Sarti (LMS summer research award)
Title: Visualizing the 2-Well and 3-Well Deleon-Berne Hamiltonian
Student name: Annie Hu
Title: Poincaré sections, gap times, and directional flux in De Leon-Berne Hamiltonian
Student name: Wenyang Lyu
Title: Classical-quantum correspondence in the saddle-node Hamiltonian
Published paper based on work over winter and spring term: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134%2FS1560354720050044
There are manuscripts in preparation based on the individual summer project reports.
Dr. Vladimir Krajnak
Student name – Mark Pearson
Title of Project – Phase space structures in the ‘Helium atom’
Dr Francisco Gonzalez Montoya
Student name – Charlotte Quant
Title of Project – The Quantum Inverted Oscillator
Name – Edward Sharp
Title of Project – The Tunnel Effect and the Anderson Localization
Dr Makrina Agaoglou + Dr Matthaios Katsanikas
Student name – Yibin Geng.
Title of Project – “The dynamical matching as a bifurcation effect in caldera potential energy surfaces”
Student name – Rebecca Crossley
Title of Project – “From Poincare Maps to Lagrangian Descriptors: The case of the VRI potential”
Student name – Douglas Haigh
Title of Project – “The time evolution of the selectivity in a symmetric potential energy surface with a post-transition-state bifurcation”
The plan is to submit their drafts in scientific journals in the near future. Some of the titles might change for the submission.