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Arjendu K. Pattanayak: Curriculum Vitae
Associate Professor, 2007 
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College
One North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
 Assistant Professor, Fall 2001  Spring 2007
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Carleton College, Northfield,
Minnesota.

 Instructor and Clinical Assistant Professor, July 1998  Aug 2001
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, Houston, Texas.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Jan 1995  Jun 1998
Chemical Physics Theory Group, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
Topic: Signatures of chaos in classical and quantum
phasespace distributions.
Advisor: Paul Brumer, University Professor and Roel
BuckWeizmann Professor in Chemical Physics
 Ph.D. (Physics),
Dec 1994 The University
of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Topic: Gaussian approximation methods in nonlinear
quantum
dynamics.
Committee: Profs. D. Lippmann, I. Prigogine, L. Reichl,
W.
C. Schieve (advisor), J. Turner, R. Wyatt.
 Sc.M. (Physics),
May
1988
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
 B.Sc. (Physics),
May 1986
St. Stephen's College (Delhi University), Delhi, India.
 Sixth Annual Complex Systems Summer School, Jun 1993
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Topics/Methods:
 Chaos; Hamiltonian chaos.
 Nonlinear quantum systems; Quantum chaos; decoherence
 Stochastic processes; Nonlinear nonequilibrium statistical
mechanics.
Current projects:
 Decoherence and the transition from quantum to classical
behavior.
 Hamiltonian chaos with added noise: persistent states in fluid
dynamics and Liouvillian dynamics.
 Chaos and entanglement
 Transport in nonlinear classical and quantum systems
PUBLICATIONS
Journals
 ``Nonmonotonicity in the QuantumClassical Transition: Chaos Induced by
Quantum Effects," A. Kapulkin and A.K. Pattanayak, Phys. Rev. Lett.
101074101 (2008).
 ``Controlling the Ratchet Effects for Cold Atoms,"
A. Kenfack, J.B. Gong, and A. Pattanayak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100,
044104 (2008).
 ``Bifurcations and suddent current change in ensembles of
classically chaotic ratchets", A. Kenfack, S.M. Sweetnam, and A.K.
Pattanayak, Phys. Rev. E. 75 056215 (2007).
 ``Quantum entropy dynamics for chaotic systems beyond the classical
limit", A. Gammal and A.K. Pattanayak,
Phys. Rev. E 75, 036221 (2007).
 ``Coarsegrained entropy decrease and phasespace focusing in Hamiltonian dynamics'', A.K. Pattanayak,D.W.C. Brooks,
A. de la Fuente, L. Uricchio, E. Holby, D. Krawisz, and J.I. Silva,
Phys. Rev. A 72, 013406 (2005).
 ``Parameter Scaling in the Decoherent QuantumClassical Transition for
Chaotic Systems,'' A.K. Pattanayak, B.Sundaram, and B.D. Greenbaum,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 014103 (2003).
 ``Pulseinduced focusing of Rydberg wave packets,'' D.G. Arbo, C
.O. Reinhold, J. Burgdorfer, A.K. Pattanayak, C.L. Stokely, W. Zhao,
J.C. Lancaster, and F.B. Dunning, Phys. Rev. A 67, 063401 (2003).
 ``NonHermiticity in a kicked model: Decoherence and the semiclassical
limit,'' I.I. Satija and A.K. Pattanayak, Phys. Rev. E 65, 045205(R)
(2002).
 "Transient phasespace localization", C.L. Stokely, F.B. Dunning, C.O.
Reinhold and A.K. Pattanayak, Phys. Rev. A, 65, 021405(R) (2002).
 ``Stabilizing an attractive BoseEinstein condensate by
driving a lowlying surface collective mode", A.K. Pattanayak, A. Gammal, C.A.
Sackett and R.G. Hulet, Phys. Rev. A, 63, 033604 (2001).
 ``Characterizing the metastable balance between chaos and
diffusion", A.K. Pattanayak, Physica D, 148, 1 (2001).
 ``Comment on Generalized Spectral Decomposition and
Intrinsic Irreversibility of the Arnold Cat Map", J. Wilkie, A.K.
Pattanayak and P. Brumer, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals 11, 1473 (2000).
 ``Lyapunov exponents, entropy production and decoherence",
A.K. Pattanayak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4526 (1999).
 ``Exponentially rapid decoherence in quantum chaotic
systems",A.K. Pattanayak and P. Brumer, Phys.Rev.Lett. 79,4131 (1997).
 ``Chaos and Lyapunov exponents in classical and quantal
distribution dynamics", A.K. Pattanayak and P. Brumer, Phys.Rev.E 56, 5174 (1997).
 ``Calculation
of eigenvalues of a strongly chaotic system using Gaussian wavepacket
dynamics", A.K. Pattanayak and W.C. Schieve, Phys. Rev. E 56, 278
(1997).
 ``Predicting two dimensional Hamiltonian chaos",A.K.
Pattanayak and W.C. Schieve, Z. Naturforsch. 52a, 34 (1997).
 ``Exponential divergence and long time relaxation in
chaotic quantum dynamics", A.K. Pattanayak and P. Brumer,
Phys.Rev.Lett. 77, 59 (1996)
 ``Gaussian
effective potential: computation of eigenvalues",A.K. Pattanayak and
W.C. Schieve, Phys. Rev. A 54, 947 (1996).
 ``Semiquantal corrections to stochastic resonance",
D.O. Reale, A.K. Pattanayak and W.C. Schieve, Phys. Rev. E 51,
2925
(1995).
 ``Gaussian wave packet dynamics: semiquantal and
semiclassical phase space formalism", A.K. Pattanayak
and W.C. Schieve, Phys. Rev. E 50, 3601 (1994).
 ``Semiquantal dynamics of fluctuations: ostensible quantum
chaos", A.K. Pattanayak and W.C. Schieve, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 2855
(1994).
 ``Effective potentials and chaos in quantum systems",
A.K. Pattanayak and W.C. Schieve, Phys. Rev. A 46, 1821 (1992).
Proceedings Volumes
 ``Symmetry breaking through autocatalysis", D. Lippmann
and A.K. Pattanayak, pg. 151,
Physical Origin of Homochirality in Life, Ed. David B.
Cline, AIP Press, Woodbury, New York (1996).
 ``Semiquantal and semiclassical dynamics & Chaos", A.K.
Pattanayak and W.C. Schieve, pg. 369,
Proceedings of the Fourth Drexel Symposium on Quantum NonIntegrability
, Eds. B.L. Hu and D.H. Feng (International Publishers, Boston,
1996).
 ``Blood coagulation is a complex system", M. Hoffman, W. Fortin,
A.K. Pattanayak and D. Monroe, pg. 487, Lecture Notes of the 1993
Complex Systems Summer School, Eds. D. Stein and L. Nadel,
(AddisonWesley, 1995).
 ``Cellular automata with changing radii: a model for intraspecific
competition in plant populations", A.K. Pattanayak and A. Hübler, pg. 543,
Lecture Notes of the 1993 Complex Systems Summer School, Eds. D. Stein
and L. Nadel, (AddisonWesley, 1995).
Nontechnical
 Review of Chet Raymo's ``The Path: A One Mile Walk Through The
Universe",
Science Books and Films (AAAS)
 Review of F. David Peat's ``The Blackwinged Night: Creativity
in Nature and Mind ",
Science Books and Films (AAAS),
37, 72 (Mar/Apr 2001).
 Review of Bart Kosko's ``The Fuzzy Future: From Society
and Science to Heaven in a Chip",
Science Books and
Films (AAAS), 36, 167 (Jul/Aug 2000).

Review of John Barrow's `` Impossibility: The Limits of Science
and the Science of Limits",
Science Books and Films (AAAS), 34, 265 (Dec 1998).
 Review of David Deutsch's ``The Fabric of Reality: The Science
of Parallel Universes and Its Implications",
Science Books and Films (AAAS) 34, 106 (May 1998).
 Review of F. David Peat's ``Infinite Potential: The life and
times of David Bohm",
Science Books and Films (AAAS) 33, 137 (July 1997).
PRESENTATIONS
Invited Colloquia:
Invited Seminars and Conferences
Mapping the quantumclassical transition for chaotic systems
 Department of Physics, University of Massachussets at
Boston, Boston, MA (Feb 2007)
 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology at
Madras, Chennai, India (Nov 2006)
Careers at liberal arts colleges
 Panel presentation, Annual Meeting of National Society of Black
Physicists/National Society of Hispanic Physicists, Boston, MA (Feb 2007)
Chaos, decoherence, and correspondence
 Workshop on Chaos, Fidelity and Decoherence, Centro Internacional de Ciencias, Cuernavaca, Mexico (Dec 2005)
Strategies for Research with Undergraduates
 Oberlin conference on Computation in the undergraduate arena, Oct 2005, Oberlin, OH
Persistent patterns in statistical mechanics
 SIAM (Snowbird) conference on Dynamical Systems, May 2005, Snowbird, UT
Coherence and decoherence in nonlinear Hamiltonian systems
 Max Planck Institut for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany (Apr 2005)
 Department of Physics, Technical University, Dresden, Germany (Apr 2005)
 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Oct 2004)
 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, Orissa (Dec 2003)
 School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi (Nov 2003)
 Gordon Conference on Nonlinear Science, Tilton, NH (Aug 2003)
 KITP workshop on Theory at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions,
Santa Barbara, CA (July 2003)
 Herb Materials seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (March
2003)
 Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, TX (March 2002)
 Department of Physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
(March 2002)
Lyapunov exponents in quantum systems
 Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, NC (Nov 2001).
 Fall meeting of Texas Section of the APS, Forth Worth, TX (Oct 2001).
BoseEinstein condensates
 CECAM workshop on dynamics of attractive condensates,
'Ecole Normal Supérieure, Lyon, France (May 2000).
 Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX (Mar 2000).
Classical chaos and quantum decoherence
 Department of Physics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
(Apr 1999).
 Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX (Feb 1999).
 Department of Physics, Rice University, Houston TX (Oct
1998).
 ITAMP Workshop on Quantum Nonintegrability, Harvard
University, Cambridge MA, (May 1998). Presented by Paul Brumer.
 Department of Physics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
(Dec 1997).
 Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto,
Ont. (Nov 1997).
 School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi, India (Oct 1997).
Chaotic advection in fluid mixing
 Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto,
Ont.
(Nov 1996).
Quantumclassical correspondence
 Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto,
Ont
(Oct 1996).
 Department of Physics, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
(Mar 1996).
Gaussian approximations in nonlinear quantum systems
 Department of Physics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
(Mar
1995).
 Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin,
TX (Nov 1994).
 Theoretical Astrophysics Group, Los Alamos National
Laboratory, Los
Alamos, NM (Jun 1994).
Contributed presentations at conferences
 Gordon research conference on Nonlinear Dynamics, Tilton,
NH, with Dan Brooks, Lawrence Uricchio, Edward Holby and Jorge Silva
(Aug 2003)
 Workshop on Quantum coherence and control, Ann Arbor, MI
(July 2002)
 DAMOP Annual meeting, Williamsburg, VA (2002).
 Gordon research conference on Nonlinear Dynamics, Mt.
Holyoke, MA (July 2001)
 DAMOP Annual meeting, Storrs, CT (Jun 2000).
 Spring meeting of the Texas Section of the APS, College
Station, TX
(Mar 2000).
 Dynamics Days, Santa Fe, NM (Jan 2000)
 Fall meeting of the Texas Section of the APS, Austin, TX
(Oct 1999).
 Gordon Research Conference on Soft Condensed Matter,
Tilton, NH (July
1997).
 SIAM conference on Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah (May
1997).
 QuantumClassical Correspondence: The 4th Drexel Symposium
on Quantum NonIntegrability , Philadelphia, PA (Sept 1994).
 CNLS Conference on Quantum Complexity, Los Alamos, NM (May
1994).
 Dynamics Days, Tempe, AZ (Jan 1993).
 SIAM conference on Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah (Oct
1992).
 Spring meeting of the American Physical Society, San
Antonio, TX (Jan
1991).
 Workshop in honor of Prof. E. C. G. Sudarshan, Austin, TX
(Sept 1991).
TEACHING
Department of Physics, Rice University
Instructor, Fall 1998  Summer 2001
 Asked to work on improving introductory largeenrollment
courses.
 Participant at 'Revitalization of undergraduate physics'
conference,
Arlington VA (Oct 1998).
 Have introduced several innovations/improvements:
 Peerdiscussion of conceptual questions in large lectures
 Cooperative group problemsolving tutorial sessions
 Online quizzing
 Electronic discussion list and improved course webpages
 Awarded grant ($15000) by Rice Information Technology and
School of
Natural Sciences for use in innovations.
Courses:
 Fall 1998, Fall 1999, Fall 2000: Mechanics for scientists
and engineers
(primarily for freshmen, enrollment approx. 200,
cotaught)
 Spring 1999, Spring 2000, Spring 2001: Electricity &
Magnetism for scientists and engineers
(primarily for freshmen, enrollment approx. 200, cotaught)
 Spring 2000: Classical and quantum chaos
(primarily for seniors and graduate students)
Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin
 Assistant Instructor, Fall 1989  Fall 1994
 Teaching Assistant, Fall 1988  Spring 1989
Department of Physics, Brown University
 Head Teaching Assistant, Fall 1987  Spring 1988
 Teaching Assistant, Fall 1986  Spring 1987.
