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From atomic physics to Schroedinger eigenvalue problemsColloquium
|Speaker: ||Wolfgang L Spitzer, UC Davis|
|Location: ||693 Kerr|
|Start time: ||Mon, Apr 7 2003, 4:10PM|
We review some classical results and recent developments
in the mathematical theory of atoms and matter. Starting with the
question of the stability of an atom we discuss some properties
of the periodic table of elements, such as the size and the ground
state energy of an atom as a function of the nuclear charge.
This leads to standard eigenvalue problems for Schroedinger operators,
for which we introduce a new coherent states' calculus.