Paul S. Bourdon

Department of Mathematics
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450

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Mathematical Interests

I study properties of functions belonging to the following natural classes: harmonic functions (which include potential functions for, say, electric fields), linear functions (the derivative is an example), and analytic functions (which, for instance, can be used to determine the lift generated by an airfoil). I am especially interested in the behavior of functions under iteration whether it be chaotic or predictable.

Physics Interests

I study how quantum entanglement may be used as a communications resource, investigating, e.g., superdense coding with partially entangled quantum particles and entanglement enhancement of noisy classical communications channels.

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