The Hydrogen Atom

Proceedings of the Symposium, Held in Pisa, Italy, June 30–July 2, 1988

  • G. Franco Bassani
  • Massimo Inguscio
  • Theodor W. Hänsch
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Precision Spectroscopy of Hydrogen: Fundamental Physics and Universal Constants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Allegrini, F. Biraben, B. Cagnac, J. C. Garreau, L. Julien
      Pages 49-60
    3. A. Quattropani, N. Binggeli
      Pages 61-67
    4. A. I. Ferguson, J. M. Tolchard, M. A. Persaud
      Pages 81-92
    5. T. W. Hänsch
      Pages 93-102
    6. D. Kleppner
      Pages 103-111
    7. J. T. M. Walraven, R. van Roijen, T. W. Hijmans
      Pages 112-122
    8. D. J. Wineland, J. C. Bergquist, W. M. Itano, F. Diedrich, C. S. Weimer
      Pages 123-133
    9. M. Gross, J. Hare, P. Goy, S. Haroche
      Pages 134-142
  3. Positronium, Muonium, and Other Hydrogen-Like Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. A. Rich, R. S. Conti, D. W. Gidley, P. W. Zitzewitz
      Pages 153-160
    3. V. W. Hughes
      Pages 171-181
    4. G. Gabrielse, B. L. Brown
      Pages 196-209
    5. E. Klempt
      Pages 211-220
  4. Quantum Electrodynamics and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. A. Hill, F. Ortolani, E. Remiddi
      Pages 240-246
    3. V. L. Telegdi, S. J. Brodsky
      Pages 257-267
  5. Hydrogen in Strong Fields and Chaos

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-353

About these proceedings


Atomic hydrogen, the simplest of all stable atoms, has been a challenge to spectroscopists and theoreticians for many years. Here, as in similar systems like positronium, muonium and possibly helium, the accuracy of theoretical predictions is comparable to that of experimental measurements. Hence exciting confrontations are possible. This together with expected large experimental improvements explains the strong interest in the symposium held in Pisa in June-July 1988. The resulting book completely covers the precision spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen and hydrogen-like systems, and also discusses aspects of QED and the influence of strong fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. Franco Bassani
    • 1
  • Massimo Inguscio
    • 2
  • Theodor W. Hänsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Piazza dei CavalieriScuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di NapoliNapoliItaly
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88423-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88421-4
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