Foundations of Physics

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 769–807 | Cite as

Group theory and orbital fluctuations of the hydrogen atom

  • H. Kleinert
Part IV. Invited Papers Dedicated To Asim Orhan Barut


We review some of the progress made in the past 27 years in understanding the group theoretic and path integral aspects of the hydrogen atom. The group theoretic development was triggered by A. O. Barut who suggested to me the search for a dynamical group larger than SO(4). In this way he became indirectly responsible also for important recent path integral developments.


Hydrogen Hydrogen Atom Group Theory Theoretic Development Dynamical Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kleinert
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany

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