Why energy and mass can be converted between each other? A new perspective using a matter wave model

报告人: 张东才 (香港科技大学)

报告时间: 2016年9月02日 10:30

报告地点: 理科楼三楼报告厅C302

摘要:It was suggested from the special theory of relativity that energy and mass can be converted between each other. But, energy and mass are two very different physical concepts; how can they be exchanged with each other? We think the key to answer this question is to realize that particles are waves in nature. Thus, particle properties like energy and momentum are related to their corresponding wave properties (frequency and wave vector). Mass is clearly a particle property, can it also be related to a wave property? Such possibility is investigated in this work. We found that mass and energy indeed share similar physical nature in the wave perspective. Both of them are related to the curvature of bending the vacuum medium during the propagation of the excitation wave. This similarity allows them to be convertible.

Reprint: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=64053

报告人简介:张东才  教授

台湾大学理学士(物理),美国 莱斯大学(Rice University)物理学硕士和博士。曾任美国贝勒(Baylor)医学院 助理教授及副教授,香港科技大学 教授及讲座教授。曾任客座教授(Visiting Professor)在北京大学(1981)与清华大学(1986)讲学;并曾在加州大学圣地亚哥分校(1996)与钱永健教授合作研究。现任香港科技大学 荣休讲座教授(Professor Emeritus)及特聘教授(Adjunct Professor)。其它经历包括:香港科学会 院士(Fellow),香港科技大学“跨学科论坛”召集人,香港生物物理学会 会长,香港科学会 理事及副会长,亚洲生物物理学会 理事,香港科技大学 教务委员会(Senate)委员,及校董会(Council)成员。北京《科技导报》编委,日本《生物物理》期刊副编辑。美国 全美华人协会Houston分会 会长等等。

张教授的研究兴趣很广,包括:宏观科学研究,生物物理,量子物理等等。张教授出版了三本专著;学术论文超过一百篇(包括Nature, Science, PNAS, Biophys J等),并拥有近二十项国际专利。