University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Mathematics and Statistics associate professor Dr. Katherine Kime was awarded a $1500 grant from the EPSCoR Small Grant Program for Nebraska Women in Science. The title of her project is “Numerical Approximations of Control of the Schrodinger Equation.”
“Different versions of the Schrodinger equation are used to describe different atomic or molecular systems. There is much scientific interest in controlling or influencing such systems, for example by laser radiation,” said Kime. “This project studies a control problem with a commonly used method of numerical approximation. We hope to better characterize conditions under which one can ‘steer’ a system from a starting state to a desired final state.”
The grant provides for purchase of software and conference travel.