Few-body Physics: Advances and Prospects in Theory and Experiment

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The 614th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar will take place at the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef, Germany, from 18-20 April 2016.

Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar

The interaction of particles or macroscopic bodies is a key element of Nature for building up nuclei, atoms, molecules, gaseous, liquid or solid states of matter, and even the system of planets with galaxies. Determined by physical conditions such as dimensionality, environment, and type of particles, their direct and indirect interactions can have short-range and long-range characters.

The seminar will review recent and promising activities in exploring different physical systems consisting of a few particles. Special attention is paid on finding and observing new effects, induced entirely by a small number of interacting particles. In particular, for the discussion sessions, we envision the following research topics:

  • Theoretical tools to study few-body systems
  • Few-body states induced by resonant forces in mass-imbalanced systems
  • Three- and four-body forces in systems with effective degrees of freedom: few-nucleon systems, halo nuclei, and helium clusters
  • Systems of charged and neutral atoms: ions and neutral atoms, Rydberg molecules
  • Few-body systems with long-range and high-asymmetric interaction: double ionization process, dipole-dipole interaction

Accommodation and meals are free of charge for accepted participants due to the generous support by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.

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