Author(s) : Wolfhard Janke, Axel Pelster
Publisher : World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Date       : 2009
Format    : PDF
Pages     : 610
ISBN       : 9812837264

This proceedings volume contains selected talks and poster presentations from the 9th International Conference on Path Integrals - New Trends and Perspectives, which took place at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany, during the period September 23-28, 2007. Continuing the well-developed tradition of the conference series, the present status of both the different techniques of path integral calculations and their diverse applications to many fields of physics and chemistry is reviewed. This is reflected in the main topics in this volume, which range from more traditional fields such as general quantum physics and quantum or statistical field theory through technical aspects like Monte Carlo simulations to more modern applications in the realm of quantum gravity and astrophysics, condensed matter physics with topical subjects such as Bose-Einstein condensation or quantum wires, biophysics and econophysics. All articles are successfully tied together by the common method of path integration as a result, special methodological advancements in one topic could be transferred to other topics.