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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)

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Employment

  • 2000 - Present, Los Alamos National Laboratory, EES Division, Technical Staff Member
  • 1997 - 2000, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Post-doctoral 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 Graphs-Operads-Logic, Merida-Yucatan, Mexico, May 15-19, 2006
  • "Algebraic techniques in software testing" at the Third International Workshop Graphs-Operads-Logic, Oaxtepec-Morelos, Cuautitlan and Acatlan-Estado de Mexico, February 5-13, 2004
  • "Dirac operator-still not understood" at the Third International Workshop Graphs-Operads-Logic, Oaxtepec-Morelos, Cuautitlan and Acatlan-Estado de Mexico, February 5-13, 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 20-25, 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 Graphs-Operads-Logic, Parallel Computation, Mathematical Physics, Cuautitlan and Acapulco, Mexico, May 5-17, 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, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, 27 June-4 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 19-22, 1999
  • "How Quantum Groups Help Avoiding Errors in Quantum Computers?," presented at the conference Algebraic and Geometric Structures in Physics, Nov.10-12,1998, 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.42102-1-14
  • 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), 1423-1437
  • R.Owczarek, "Dirac Operator on the Podles Sphere," International Journal of Theoretical Physics, v.40, (2001), 163-170
  • R.Owczarek, "Spinor Structures on Flag Manifolds of Compact Simple Lie Groups," Journal of Physics A, v.32, (1999), 3979-3991
  • 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.29-Dec.2, 1997, v.1, 281-283
  • R.Owczarek, "Quantization of Ideal Fluids: Perturbative or Non-perturbative Approach," Acta Physica Polonica B, v.27, (1996), 2387-2391
  • 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), 353-363
  • 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, 265-269
  • R.Owczarek, "Notes on Superconductivity by Quantum Size Effect and Non-Equivalent Spin Structures," Journal of Technical Physics, v.36, (1995), 181-185
  • R.Owczarek, "Non-zero Helicity Generalization of the Nielsen-Olesen String Solution," Reports on Mathematical Physics, v.34, (1994), 305-310
  • R.Owczarek, "Knotted Vortex Lines, Helicity and Superfluid Phase Transition," Proceedings of the 1-st International Workshop on Quantum Vorticity and Turbulence in HeII Flows, eds. G.Stamm, W.Fiszdon, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Stroemungforschung, Goettingen, (1994), 32-38
  • R.Owczarek, "Knotted Vortices and Superfluid Phase Transition," Modern Physics Letters B, v.7, (1993), 1523-1526
  • R.Owczarek, "Knotted Vortices and Fermionic Excitations in Bulk Superfluid Helium," Modern Physics Letters B, v.7, (1993), 1383-1386
  • R.Owczarek, "Frames and Fermionic Excitations of Vortices in Superfluid Helium," Journal of Physics C: Condensed Matter, v.5, (1993), 8793-8798
  • R.Owczarek, T.Slupski, "Quantum Vortex Waves in Superfluid Helium. A Hamiltonian Approach," Physica B, v.182, (1992), 278-286
  • R.Owczarek, "Topological Defects in Superfluid Helium," International Journal of Theoretical Physics, v.30, (1991), 1605-1612

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