Title | Mathematical Results in Quantum Mechanics [electronic resource] : QMath7 Conference, Prague, June 22-26, 1998 / edited by Jaroslav Dittrich, Pavel Exner, Miloลก Tater |
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Imprint | Basel : Birkhรคuser Basel : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 1999 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-8745-8 |

Descript | X, 398 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

At the age of almost three quarters of a century, quantum mechanics is by all accounts a mature theory. There were times when it seemed that it had borne its best fruit already and would give way to investigation of deeper levels of matter. Today this sounds like rash thinking. Modern experimental techniques have led to discoveries of numerous new quantum effects in solid state, optics and elsewhere. Quantum mechanics is thus gradually becoming a basis for many branches of applied physics, in this way entering our everyday life. While the dynamic laws of quantum mechanics are well known, a proper theoretical understanding requires methods which would allow us to deยญ rive the abundance of observed quantum effects from the first principles. In many cases the rich structure hidden in the Schr6dinger equation can be revealed only using sophisticated tools. This constitutes a motivation to investigate rigorous methods which yield mathematically well-founded properties of quantum systems

CONTENT

I Plenary talks -- An adiabatic theorem without a gap condition -- Two-dimensional periodic Pauli operator. The effective masses at the lower edge of the spectrum -- Spectral problems in the theory of photonic crystals -- Optimal eigenvalues for some Laplacians and Schrรถdinger operators depending on curvature -- The spectral shift operator -- On the scattering operator for the Schrรถdinger equation with a time-dependent potential -- H_2-construction and some applications -- Scattering with time periodic potentials and cyclic states -- Some geometry related to decay properties of the resolvent of a class of symmetric operators -- On some asymptotic formulas in the strong localization regime of the theory of disordered systems -- Spectral measures and category -- Quantum dots. A survey of rigorous results -- II Session talks -- A simple model of concentrated nonlinearity -- Anomalous electron trapping by magnetic flux tubes and electric current vortices -- On the absolutely continuous energy distribution of a quantum mechanical system in a bounded domain -- Some aspects of generalized contact interaction in one-dimensional quantum mechanics -- Traces and trace norms for semigroup differences.. -- About a resolvent formula -- The determinant anomaly in low-dimensional quantum systems -- Linear Boltzmann equation as the weak coupling limit of the random Schrรถdinger equation -- Coexistence of different spectral types for almost periodic Schrรถdinger equations in dimension one -- Dynamical localization for random Schrรถdinger operators and an application to the almost Mathieu operator -- On fractal structure of the spectrum for periodic point perturbations of the Schrรถdinger operator with a uniform magnetic field -- A Weyl-Berry formula for the scattering operator associated to self-similar potentials on the line -- Localization and Lifshitz tails for random quantum waveguides -- Birman-Schwinger analysis for bound states in a pair of parallel quantum waveguides with a semitransparent boundary -- On the absolute continuity of spectra of periodic elliptic operators -- Hardy inequalities for magnetic Dirichlet forms -- Adiabatic curvature, chaos and the deformation of Riemann surfaces -- Operator interpretation of resonances arising in spectral problems for 2 x 2 matrix Hamiltonians -- On the operator-norm convergence of the Trotter-Kato product formula -- A particular case of the inverse problem for the Sturm-Liouville equation with parameter dependent potential -- One-dimensional Schrรถdinger operators with decaying potentials -- Stability of limiting absorption under singular perturbations -- Existence of averaging integrals for self-adjoint operators -- Monotonicity versus non-monotonicity in random operators -- A model in perturbation theory -- Band gap of the spectrum in periodically curved quantum waveguides -- A list of other talks -- A list of participants

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