Monday, April 21 at 3:30 in 228 Kerchof Hall
Wolfgang Spitzer (UC Davis)
"From Atomic Physics to Semi-classical Analysis"
ABSTRACT:
We review some classical results and recent developments
in the mathematical theory of atoms. 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
semi-classical eigenvalue problems for Schroedinger operators,
for which we introduce a new coherent states' calculus.
This is part of a joint work with J.P. Solovej.
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Travel plans:
Arrive Saturday evening (4/19) from Roanoke by car
Sunday with Almut.
Monday and Tuesday at UVA.
MathPhys dinner Monday evening.
Travel on to Virginia Tech on Tuesday evening.