Submitted by Anonymous on 21 January, 2008 - 09:26.
Under the direction of William H. Miller at The University of California, Berkeley, I worked on applying the semiclassical initial value representation  to systems with arbitrary holonomic constraints.
The semiclassical initial value representation (SC-IVR) was originally developed by W.H. Miller in the early 1970s. As computers have improved, it has re-emerged as a practical method to include approximate quantum effects in a wide range of dynamical molecular properties. P.-N. Roy has recently explored the idea of adding constraints to the SC-IVR , and I've been working on possible improvements to the framework he developed.