3 octobre 2008 de 16 h 00 à 18 h 00 (heure de Montréal/HNE) Sur place
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.
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