Equidistribution of random waves on shrinking balls

Abstract: In the 1970s Berry conjectured that the behavior of high energy, quantum-chaotic billiard systems could be well modeled by random waves. That is random combinations of the plane waves e^{ik ·x}. On manifolds it is more natural to randomize over the eigenfunctions of the Laplace-Beltrami operator. In this talk I will present results showing that such random waves equidistribute on balls that shrink with the eigenvalue. This is joint work with Xiaolong Han.



Australian National University