October 3, 2008 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/Miami time) On location
Three examples are given, in order of historical development, of minimization problems in quantum mechanics arising from attempts to model the N--body Schroedinger equation by simpler energy functionals involving only densities. These simpler models are Thomas-Fermi theory, Hartree-Fock theory and the Mueller density matrix functional theory. This talk is for non-specialists: no knowledge of quantum mechanics is needed.
AddressUdeM, Pav. André-Aisenstadt, 2920, ch. de la Tour, room 6214