Text Box: Acknowledgements

These notes have been developed from many materials. In large part this includes the references for the course, as noted in the notes and readings. I would like to thank a number of colleagues and prior instructors who were the original source of content that guided the preparation of many of these lectures, including Bob Silbey, Keith Nelson, Bob Field, John Ross and Graham Fleming. I also want to thank Anne Hudson for her assistance preparing the notes, and the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation for their ongoing support of my research in this area.