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The Discrete Dirichlet ProblemMathematical Physics & Probability
|Speaker: ||Daniel Ueltschi, UC Davis|
|Location: ||693 Kerr|
|Start time: ||Tue, Oct 23 2001, 4:10PM|
The sum of N lowest eigenvalues of the discrete Laplace operator in an arbitrary domain D, with Dirichlet boundary conditions, represents the ground state energy of N electrons in D. Inspired
by a work of P. Li and S.-T. Yau for the analogous operator in the continuum, which proves that this sum is bounded below by its `bulk term', we can show that this sum goes like the bulk term plus a
positive term that is proportional to the boundary of the domain.