Few-Body Problems in Physics ’93

Proceedings of the XIVth European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 23–27, 1993

  • B. L. G. Bakker
  • R. van Dantzig
Conference proceedings

Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Session 1

  3. Session 2

    1. R. Timmermans, Th. A. Rijken, J. J. de Swart
      Pages 34-41
  4. Session 3

  5. Session 4

  6. Session 5

  7. Session 6

    1. C. E. Jones, K. P. Coulter, R. Gilman, R. J. Holt, E. R. Kinney, R. S. Kowalczyk et al.
      Pages 112-119
    2. H. P. Blok
      Pages 120-127
  8. Session 7

    1. J. Asai, G. Feldman, R. E. J. Florizone, E. L. Hallin, D. M. Skopik, J. M. Vogt et al.
      Pages 136-143
    2. B. H. Schoch
      Pages 144-150
    3. J. F. J. van den Brand
      Pages 151-159
  9. Session 8

    1. E. O. Alt, M. Rauh
      Pages 160-163
  10. Session 9

    1. A. C. Fonseca
      Pages 177-192
    2. S. A. Sofianos, H. Fiedeldey, G. Ellerkmann, W. Sandhas
      Pages 193-200
  11. Session 10

    1. V. B. Belyaev, H. Fiedeldey, S. A. Rakityansky, S. A. Sofianos
      Pages 201-203
    2. R. Bilger, H. Clement, K. Föhl, K. Heitlinger, G. J. Wagner, C. Joram et al.
      Pages 208-212
    3. Earle L. Lomon
      Pages 213-216
  12. Session 11

    1. M. G. Bachman, P. J. Riley, A. Amer, A. Berdoz, J. Birchall, J. Campbell et al.
      Pages 225-230
    2. C. H. M. van Antwerpen, I. R. Afnan
      Pages 231-234
  13. Session 12

    1. M. Allet, K. Bodek, W. Hajdas, J. Lang, R. Müller, S. Navert et al.
      Pages 243-246
    2. M. A. Duval, R. Frascaria, F. Roudot, R. Siebert, J. Bisplinghoff, J. Ernst et al.
      Pages 247-250
    3. W. Plessas, Ch. Brandstätter, S. Cvijetic, J. Haidenbauer, L. Mathelitsch, P. Obersteiner et al.
      Pages 251-254
    4. C. W. de Jager, R. Alarcon, H. Arenhövel, M. Bouwhuis, J. F. J. van den Brand, M. Bucholz et al.
      Pages 255-259
    5. B. Mosconi, J. Pauschenwein, P. Ricci
      Pages 260-264
    6. G. A. Retzlaff, H. S. Caplan, E. L. Hallin, D. M. Skopik, D. Beck, K. I. Blomqvist et al.
      Pages 265-269
  14. Session 13

    1. Jaume Carbonell, Claude Gignoux
      Pages 270-273
    2. H. Haberzettl, W. C. Parke
      Pages 274-277
    3. A. Kievsky, M. Viviani, S. Rosati
      Pages 278-281
    4. H. Hersbach, Th. W. Ruijgrok
      Pages 282-285
    5. Taco Nieuwenhuis, J. A. Tjon, Yu. A. Simonov
      Pages 286-289
    6. Felix Schlumpf
      Pages 290-293
  15. Session 14

    1. B. Blankleider, A. N. Kvinikhidze
      Pages 294-308
    2. P. F. A. Goudsmit
      Pages 309-316
    3. A. M. Sandorfi, G. Blanpied, M. Blecher, A. Caracappa, C. Djalali, G. Giordano et al.
      Pages 317-324
  16. Session 15

  17. Session 16

    1. J. Carlson, R. Schiavilla
      Pages 349-360

About these proceedings


It is apparent from the history of science, that few-body problems have an interdis­ ciplinary character. Newton, after solving the two-body problem so brilliantly, tried his hand at the Sun-Earth-Moon system. Here he failed in two respects: neither was he able to compute the motion of the moon accurately, nor did he understand the reason for that. It took a long time to understand the fundamental importance of Newton's failure, and only Poincare realised what was the fundamental difficulty in Newtons programme. Nowadays, the term deterministic chaos is associated with this problem. The deep insights of Poincare were neglected by the founding fathers of Quantum Physics. Thus history was repeated by Bohr and his students. After quantising the hydrogen atom, they soon found that the textbook case of a three-body problem in atomic physics, the 3He-atom, did not yield to the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantisation methods. Only these days do people realise what precisely were the difficulties connected to this semi­ classical way of treating quantum systems. Our field, as we know it today, began in principle in the early 1950's, when Watson sketched the outlines of three-body scattering theory. Mathematical rigour was achieved by Faddeev and thereafter, at the beginning of the 1960's, the quantum three-body prob­ lem, at least as far as short-range forces were concerned, w&s tamed. In the years that followed, through the work of others, who first applied Faddeev's methods, but later added new techniques, the three-and four-body problems became fully housebroken.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B. L. G. Bakker
    • 1
  • R. van Dantzig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.National Institute for Nuclear and High-Energy Physics (NIKHEF)AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-9354-9
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  • Series Print ISSN 0177-8811
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