Research Highlights
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Robert M. Owczarek
Expertise
 Fluid Dynamics
 Inverse Problems and Image Processing
 Partial Differential Equations
 Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Groups
 Geometric, Topological, and Symmetry Methods in Physics
Interests and Research
Recently my research was focused on acoustic stimulation of oil recovery. I am also interested in inverse problems, image analysis and supporting mathematical and computational methods. In particular, I am interested in PDE/variational/geometric approaches to image analysis and fluid/materials modeling. I am also interested in formal approaches to software project design/management/testing. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and classical music.
Education
 Ph.D., Applied Sciences, Summa Cum Laude from Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research(1993)
 M.S., Physics, Warsaw University, Department of Physics (1988)
Contact
Employment
 2000  Present, Los Alamos National Laboratory, EES Division, Technical Staff Member
 1997  2000, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Postdoctoral Student
 1993  1996, Assistant Professor, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, on leave
Major Awards
 Senior Fulbright Fellow (1997)
 International Fellowship for Young Doctors, from Foundation for Polish Science (1996)
Invited Lectures
 "Modeling acoustic stimulation of oil recovery" at the International Workshop on Recurrence Analysis, Time Series Analysis, and Nonlinear Phenomena, Ixtapa, Mexico, February 21  25, 2007
 "Models in the description of superfluid helium", at the Fifth International Workshop GraphsOperadsLogic, MeridaYucatan, Mexico, May 1519, 2006
 "Algebraic techniques in software testing" at the Third International Workshop GraphsOperadsLogic, OaxtepecMorelos, Cuautitlan and AcatlanEstado de Mexico, February 513, 2004
 "Dirac operatorstill not understood" at the Third International Workshop GraphsOperadsLogic, OaxtepecMorelos, Cuautitlan and AcatlanEstado de Mexico, February 513, 2004
 "Dirac Operator on quantum homogeneous spaces and noncommutative geometry," invited lecture at the VI International Conference on Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics, Cookeville, TN, May 2025, 2002
 "On some profits from tree planting and growing, or an environmentalist view of some problems in mathematical physics," invited plenary lecture at the II International Workshop GraphsOperadsLogic, Parallel Computation, Mathematical Physics, Cuautitlan and Acapulco, Mexico, May 517, 2002
 "Spectral Problem for the Dirac Operator on the Podles Sphere," invited plenary lecture at the V International Conference on Clifford Algebras and Their Applications in Mathematical Physics, IxtapaZihuatanejo, Mexico, 27 June4 July, 1999
 "Applications of Quantum Groups and Noncommutative Geometry in Physics," presented at the IV Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Sociedad Matematica Mexicana, Denton, Tx, May 1922, 1999
 "How Quantum Groups Help Avoiding Errors in Quantum Computers?," presented at the conference Algebraic and Geometric Structures in Physics, Nov.1012,1998, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Mathematics, Mexico City, Mexico
 "Topological Defects in Superfluid Helium," at International Summer School on Topology, Geometry and Gauging in Field Theoretic Models of Condensed Matter; Jablonna, Poland; Aug 27  Sep 2, 1989.
Selected Publications
 G.A. Goldin, R. Owczarek, D.H. Sharp, Quantum kinematics of bosonic vortex loops, Journal of Mathematical Physics, v.46, (2005), p.42102114
 R. Owczarek, "Dirac Operator on Quantum Homogeneous Spaces and Noncommutative Geometry," in "Clifford Algebras  Applications to Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering," Rafal Ablamowicz, ed. Progress in Mathematical Physics, Volume 34, Birkhuser, Boston (2004)
 M.Durdevich, H.E.Makaruk, R.M.Owczarek, "Generalized Noiseless Quantum Codes from Quantum Enveloping Algebras," Journal of Physics A, v.34, (2001), 14231437
 R.Owczarek, "Dirac Operator on the Podles Sphere," International Journal of Theoretical Physics, v.40, (2001), 163170
 R.Owczarek, "Spinor Structures on Flag Manifolds of Compact Simple Lie Groups," Journal of Physics A, v.32, (1999), 39793991
 R.Owczarek, "Spinor structures on coadjoint orbits of compact simple Lie groups," chapter in "Quantization, Coherent States and Poisson Structures," eds. A.Starsburger, J.P.Antoine, A.Odzijewicz, PWN, Warsaw, (1997)
 R.Owczarek, H.E.Makaruk, "Interfacial Dynamics of Abelian Domains: Differential Geometric Methods," Proceedings 1997 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Applications, NOLTA'97, Honolulu, USA, Nov.29Dec.2, 1997, v.1, 281283
 R.Owczarek, "Quantization of Ideal Fluids: Perturbative or Nonperturbative Approach," Acta Physica Polonica B, v.27, (1996), 23872391
 H.Makaruk, R.Owczarek, "GL(n,R)invariant tetrad theory and its relation to purely affine formulation of general relativity," Reports on Mathematical Physics, v.36, (1995), 353363
 R.Owczarek, "On geometric methods in description of quantum fluids," chapter in "Quantization, Coherent States and Complex Structures," Plenum, New York, (1995), ed. J.P.Antoine, 265269
 R.Owczarek, "Notes on Superconductivity by Quantum Size Effect and NonEquivalent Spin Structures," Journal of Technical Physics, v.36, (1995), 181185
 R.Owczarek, "Nonzero Helicity Generalization of the NielsenOlesen String Solution," Reports on Mathematical Physics, v.34, (1994), 305310
 R.Owczarek, "Knotted Vortex Lines, Helicity and Superfluid Phase Transition," Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Quantum Vorticity and Turbulence in HeII Flows, eds. G.Stamm, W.Fiszdon, MaxPlanckInstitut fuer Stroemungforschung, Goettingen, (1994), 3238
 R.Owczarek, "Knotted Vortices and Superfluid Phase Transition," Modern Physics Letters B, v.7, (1993), 15231526
 R.Owczarek, "Knotted Vortices and Fermionic Excitations in Bulk Superfluid Helium," Modern Physics Letters B, v.7, (1993), 13831386
 R.Owczarek, "Frames and Fermionic Excitations of Vortices in Superfluid Helium," Journal of Physics C: Condensed Matter, v.5, (1993), 87938798
 R.Owczarek, T.Slupski, "Quantum Vortex Waves in Superfluid Helium. A Hamiltonian Approach," Physica B, v.182, (1992), 278286
 R.Owczarek, "Topological Defects in Superfluid Helium," International Journal of Theoretical Physics, v.30, (1991), 16051612
