The Hydrogen Atom

Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems

  • Savely G. Karshenboim
  • F. Bassani
  • F.S. Pavone
  • M. Inguscio
  • T.W. Hänsch

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)

Table of contents

  1. Few-Electron Ions

    1. David Paterson, Christopher T. Chantler, Larry T. Hudson, F. G. Serpa, John D. Gillaspy, Endre Takács
      Pages 699-713
    2. M.R. Tarbutt, D. Crosby, E.G. Myers, N. Nakamura, S. Ohtani, J.D. Silver
      Pages 727-736
  2. Advanced Quantum Mechanics and QED

    1. Éric-Olivier Le Bigot, Paul Indelicato, Vladimir M. Shabaev
      Pages 746-752
    2. Aleksandr Magunov, Vitaly Ovsiannikov, Vitaly Pal’chikov, Victor Pivovarov, Gebhard von Oppen
      Pages 753-761
    3. Pierpaolo Mastrolia, Ettore Remiddi
      Pages 776-783
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


For more than a century, studies of atomic hydrogen have been a rich source of scientific discoveries. These began with the Balmer series in 1885 and the early quantum theo- ries of the atom, and later included the development of QED and the first successful gauge field theory. Today, hydrogen and its relatives continue to provide new fundamental information, as witnessed by the contributions to this book. The printed volume contains invited reviews on the spectroscopy of hydrogen, muonium, positronium, few-electron ions and frequency metrology and the determination of fundamental constants. The accompanying CD contains, in addition to these reviews, a further 40 contributed papers also presented at the conference "Hydrogen Atom 2" held in summer 2000. Finally, to facilitate a historical comparison, the CD also contains the proceedings of the first "Hydrogen Atom" conference of 1988. The book includes a foreword by Norman F. Ramsey.


Exotic atoms Fundamental constants Hydrogen-like atoms Precision spectroscopy hydrogen atom hyperfine molecule quantum electrodynamics quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Savely G. Karshenboim
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Bassani
    • 3
  • F.S. Pavone
    • 4
    • 5
  • M. Inguscio
    • 6
  • T.W. Hänsch
    • 2
  1. 1.D.I. Mendeleev Institute for MetrologySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.MPI for Quantum OpticsGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Scuola Normale SuperiorePiazza dei CavalieriPisaItaly
  4. 4.Dept.of PhysicsUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  5. 5.LENS and INFMUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  6. 6.Dept. of Physics and LENSUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41935-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45395-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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