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Grant to Fund Conference on Feynman Integral

Grant to Fund Conference on Feynman Integral

Lance Nielsen, Ph.D., of the Department of Mathematics at Creighton University, and Lisa Rezac, Ph.D., of the University of St. Thomas, have received a grant of $16,625 from the National Science Foundation to organize a three-day conference on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, May 12-14.

The conference, titled “The Feynman Integral and Related Topics in Mathematics and Physics,” will bring to Nebraska some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of the Feynman Integral.

Richard Feynman developed the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics in 1948. It is a description of quantum theory, which generalizes the action principle of classical mechanics. It replaces the classical notion of a single, unique history for a system with a sum, or functional integral, over an infinity of possible histories to compute a quantum amplitude.

Additional funding for the conference is being provided by the Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences and by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska.

Posted: 3/20/06