Vladimir I. Korobov
Leading Scientist, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia.
1)Variational methods in the quantum three-body problem;
2)Relativistic and QED effects in few-body systems.
3)Nonrelativistic QED. Resonances and complex coordinate rotation method.
4)Precision spectroscopy of light atoms and molecules. Exotic atoms and molecules.
Professor, Centre for Antimatter-matter studies and School of Engineering, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory University, Australia.
1)Models of Atomic structure, the Hartree-Fock and relativistic Dirac-Fock methods, semi-empirical modifications to ab-initio methods, use of many body techniques to obtain high accuracy wave functions, atomic expectation values,polarizabilities and van der Waals interactions. Structure of positron-atom bound states.
2)Electron and positron collisions with atoms and ions including excitation and charge transfer, techniques for solving the equations of collision physics, momentum space methods for multi-centre integrals, interpretation of scattering experiments. Electron-positron annihilation in complex physical systems.
3)Methods in computational physics, solution of integral and differential equations, diagonalisation of large eigenvalue systems using iterative methods, computational strategies for many-body calculations, simulations of physical systems.
James F. Babb
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, ITAMP, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
1)Interaction energies at long-range between two atoms, atom-wall and atom-surface interactions.
2)Investigations of hyperfine and electronic structure of the hydrogen molecular ions.
3)Investigations of retardation effects (or Casimir effects) in Rydberg states of helium, helium-like ions and the hydrogen molecule.
4)Applications of atomic and molecular physics for astrophysics, atmospheric physics, cold-atom studies, and lighting science.
Bijaya Kumar Sahoo
Theoretical Physics Division, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India.
1)Theory of atomic electric dipole moments (EDMs) arising from parity and time-reversal/CP violation and its role in testing the Standard Model of Particle Physics.Parity non-conservation (PNC) in atomic systems to probe the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics using the relativistic many-body theory.
2)High precision test of atomic many-body theories; Search for new candidates for atomic clocks. Applications of atomic physics to astrophysics.Fine structure constant variation and implications to cosmology.
3)Studies of quantum phase transitions in cold atoms and breached-pair phase in the BEC-BCS crossover.Strong electron correlation effects in heavy atomic systems, molecules, clusters and accurate estimation of atomic properties.
4)Determination of nuclear properties from atomic studies;Isotope shifts and absolute nuclear charge radii.