Lagrange meets Bohr in Outer Space: A new look at Transition State Theory

Turgay Uzer            
Center for Nonlinear Science
Georgia Tech


The multidimensional Transition States in Phase Space theory made a brief appearance when the theory was first invented in the 30s and then abandoned because of lack of computing power. Since this is still work in progress, I will only be talking about one unusual aspect of it, namely a Transition State for systems containing unconserved angular momenta, and its direct link to comet dynamics.