**Mathematics Colloquium**

Quantization of Laplacian on graded Lie groups

Abdolrahman Razani, Imam Khomeini International University and IPM

19 JUN 2024

16:00 - 17:00

Quantum mechanics emerged as a revolutionary theory that classical physics could not fully explain, particularly at the submicroscopic scale. The shift to quantum mechanics challenged classical beliefs, notably with Heisenberg?s Uncertainty Principle, which established an inherent limit on the precision of measuring operators like position and momentum. Quantum mechanics also introduced the idea of superposition, where particles can exist in multiple states simultaneously until measured, at which point they collapse into a single state. The Heisenberg groups H^n are a significant and simple example of a noncommutative graded Lie group, illustrating the abstract nature of commutation relations between position and momentum operators in quantum mechanics. In this presentation, we initially discuss the representation of the Laplacian in the Heisenberg groups H^n, and subsequently extend it to the graded Lie group. This extension introduces some open problems and conjectures.

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**Venue**: Niavaran, Lecture Hall 1