Acta Vålådalensia Revisited: Per-Olov Löwdin in Scientific Discussion
A characteristic trait of Per-Olov Löwdin is that every scientific question which interested him lead to a more general formulation. As an intrinsic structuralist he very soon goes beyond a specific problem towards the conceptual borderlines. Quantum Science as a whole is his problem — this justifies the title of this book. In order to illustrate this eagerness to draw a map of the mountain range at the same time as climbing a top we include a paper by Löwdin on the connection between chemistry and quantum chemistry. It was presented during the first summer school organized by him, in Vålådalen, Sweden, in 1958. It finished with a panel discussion which is a precursor of the many Symposia in Florida and Scandinavia. A rather complete version of the proceedings was circulated as Technical Note 16 (no longer available) from the Uppsala Quantum Chemistry Group. It had the unofficial name of Acta Vålådalensia.
KeywordsQuantum Chemistry Occupation Number Formal Charge Scientific Discussion Schrodinger Equation
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