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SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES
to be presented by


ABSTRACTS 
Professor B V Rajarama Bhat
Indian Statistical Institute
On December 5^{th}, 7^{th}, 8^{th}, 2011
Auditorium 232
Amado Mathematics Building 

Prof.
Bhat of the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore is a leading expert on
Quantum Dynamical Semigroups.
The
theory of quantum dynamical semigroups is the noncommutative
analogue of the theory of Markov random processes. In the
quantum (noncommutative) setting, closed systems (having no
interaction with the outside world) follow reversible dynamics
and are described by groups of automorphisms. On the other hand,
for open systems the dynamics is typically irreversible and are
governed by semigroups of completely positive maps (also called
quantum dynamical semigroups ).
The
work of Bhat and Parthasarathy (95) and Bhat's dilation result
(96) were major results in this theory.
Bhat also studied the
product systems associated with such semigroups and (with
Skeide) extended much of the theory to completely positive
semigroups of general von Neumann algebras.
Prof. B V Rajarama Bhat 