Department of Physics

Dean

Biography

Ph.D obtained from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom, in 1989, thesis topic “A Variational Investigation of the ppK System”

Masters from the University of Zambia in 1985

B.Sc (Physics) from the University of Zambia in 1983.

Specialisation: Theoretical Physics

Research Interests

Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Publications

- Mweene H V, Jackson D F, Harston M R, Yahiro M and Kamimura M, "A Variational Investigation of the ppK System", J. Phys. B23, 2425 (1990).
- Mweene H. V., ‘Generation of Matrices with Specified Eigenvalues,’ Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics, Cotonou, Benin, 5-11 November 2005, World Scientific.
- Mweene H. V., “Proposed Differential Equation for Spin ½”, Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics, Cotonou, Benin, 1-7 November 2003, World Scientific.
- Mweene H. V., “The Case for Research in Pure Physics in Developing Countries,” in the Proceeding of COPID2000, the 3rd Conference on Physics in Industrial Development, Physica Scripta, T97, (2002), 163
- Govaerts J. G., Hounkonnou N. M., Mweene H. V., “Variations on the Planar Landau Problem: canonical transformations, a purely linear potential and the half plane,” J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 (2009), 485209
- M.N. Hounkonnou, J. M. Allognon, E. Baloitcha, J.D. Bukweli-Kyemba; and H. V. Mweene, “Quantum mechanics of a two-dimensional anharmonic oscillator in a non-commutative phase space”, Physica Scripta 90 (2015) 1

Other Publications:

- Mweene H. V., “Mars Makes Closest Approach to Earth in 60,000 Years”, The Post Newspaper, 27 August, 2003
- Mweene H. V. , “Confessions of an Eclipse Consultant,” Physics World, April 2003
- Barrett R., Jackson D. F. and Mweene H. V., 'The Strange World of the Exotic Atom", New Scientist, 1728 (4 Aug. 1990), 54.

Postings on Pre-print Server www.arxiv.org:

- "Derivation of Spin Vectors and Operators From First Principles" , quant-ph/9905012.
- "Generalized Spin-1/2 Operators And Their Eigenvectors", quant-ph/9906002.
- "Vectors and Operators For Spin 1 Derived From First Principles", quant-ph/9906043.
- "Alternative Forms of Generalized Vectors and Operators for Spin 1/2", quant-ph/9907031.
- "Spin Description and Calculations in the Lande' Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics", quant-ph/9907033.
- "New Treatment of Systems of Compounded Angular Momentum", quant-ph/9907082.
- "Derivation of Standard Treatment of Spin Addition From Probability Amplitudes", quant-ph/0003056
- “Generalized Spherical Harmonics”, posted on the Los Alamos Archives, quant-ph/0211135
- “Proposed Differential Equation for Spin ½, quant-ph/0411060.
- “The Interpretation of Quantum Theory,” quant-ph/0411061.
- L. Mulindwa and H. V. Mweene, “Generalized Spherical Harmonics for l=2”, quant-ph050359
- H. V. Mweene, “The Description of Polarization,” quant-ph/0503061
- H. V. Mweene, “Generation of Matrices with Specified Eigenvalues and their Diagonalization”, quant-ph/0506074

Conference and Workshop Presentations:

- "Derivation of Spin Vectors and Operators From First Principles," given at The 43rd Annual South African Institute of Physics Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 7-11 July 1998.
- "Basic Physics Research In Africa: The Case For A Regional Approach," given at The Workshop on Science and Technology in Africa, Durban, South Africa, 27-31 July 1998.
- "A Method For Deriving Matrix Spin Vectors and Operators From Prior Analysis", given at The Third Edward A. Bouchet Conference On Physics and High Technology In Africa, Gaberone, Botswana, 10-14 August 1998.
- "Probability Amplitudes for Measurements on Systems of Compounded Spin", given at The 45th Annual South African Institute of Physics Conference, SAIP2000, held at Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), Johannesburg, South African, 4-7 July, 2000.
- "Derivation of Spin Operators and Vectors from First Principles," a poster presented at The XIII International Congress on Mathematical Physics, ICMP2000, held at Imperial College, London, U.K., 17 - 22 July, 2000.
- "The Case for Research in Pure Physics in Developing Countries," a talk given at The 3rd International Conference on Physics in Industrial Development, COPID2000, held in Durban, South Africa, 4-7 September, 2000.
- “Generalized Spherical Harmonics”, given at The 46th Annual South African Institute of Physics Conference, SAIP2001, held at University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, July 2-6, 2001.
- “Generalized Probability Amplitudes for Measurements on Singlet and Triplet States of Compounded Spin Systems”, given at the 4th Edward Bouchet International Conference on the Development of Physics and High Technology in Africa, Cotonou, Benin, 6-10 August, 2001.
- “Formal Derivation of the Matrix Treatment of Spin From Probability Amplitudes,” given at Second Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics, Cotonou, Benin, 28 October – 2 November, 2001.
- “Proposed Differential Equation for Spin ½,” given at The 47th Annual South African Institute of Physics Conference, SAIP2002, held at the University of Potchefstroom, Potchefstroom, South Africa, September 24-27, 2002; also given at the International Conference on Partnership in Scientific Research Capacity Development, held at the Courtyard Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 4-7 August, 2003; also given at the Third International Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics, COPROMAPH3, Cotonou, Benin, November 1-8, 2003
- “Differential Equation for Generalized Spherical Harmonics,” given at The 48th Annual South African Institute of Physics Conference, SAIP2002, held at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, June, 24-27, 2003.
- “The Evolution of the Universe”, given at the First National Seminar on Astronomy, Kafue, Zambia, 15 November, 2003
- “The Stars”, given at the First National Seminar on Astronomy, Kafue, Zambia, 15 November, 2003
- “The History of Astronomy”, given at the First National Seminar on Astronomy, Kafue, Zambia, 15 November, 2003.
- “A Novel Algorithm for Diagonalizing Certain Families of Matrices”, given at the 50th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 5-7 July, 2005.
- “A Brief History of Physics,” given at the workshop Celebrations of the World Year of Physics 2005 and the Einstein Centenary held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Lusaka, 14 October 2005
- “Generation of Matrices with Specified Eigenvalues”, invited talk given at the 4th Workshop on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics, Cotonou, Benin, 5-11 November, 2005
- “The Lande Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: a New Approach to the Understanding of Quantum Theory,” given at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, in February, 2006.
- “The Schroedinger Cat Paradox and Wave Function Reduction: a Proposed Resolution,” given at the International Conference on the Theoretical and Experimental Foundations of Quantum Technologies, Durban, South Africa 10-14 July, 2006

Seminars Given:

- "The Non-quantal Foundations of Quantum Mechanics", given 1995 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- "A New Perspective On Bell's Inequality," given in 1995 at the School of Physics and Space Research, University of Birmingham, England.
- "Derivation of Spin Vectors and Operators From First Principles", given 1997 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- "Resolution of Two Quantum Paradoxes", given 1998 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- "New Approach to the Treatment of Systems of Compounded Spin", given 1999 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- "Derivation of Standard Treatment of Spin Addition From Probability Amplitudes," given on 29 March, 2000 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- "Derivation of Spin Vectors and Operators From First Principles," a seminar given on 25 July, 2000 in the Department of Physics, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
- “Generalized Theory of Angular Momentum,” seminar given at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India, on 5 October, 2001.
- "Generalized Spherical Harmonics," given 12 December, 2001 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- “The Resolution of the Schroedinger Cat Paradox and the Problem of Wave Function Collapse”, given on 27 October, 2004 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- “Diagonalization of Certain Families of Matrices,” given 20 May, 2005 at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India.
- "The Kaonic Hydrogen Molecular Ion", given 1989 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- "The Philosophical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics", given 1991 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.
- “The Landau Problem in the Half Plane”, given 18 February, 2010 in the Department of Physics, University of Zambia.