Asymptotic Completeness for N-Body Quantum Systems

  • Gian Michele Graf
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We give a sketch of a geometrical proof of asymptotic completeness for an arbitrary number of quantum particles interacting through short-range pair potentials.


Steklov Institute Wave Operator Selfadjoint Operator Asymptotic Completeness Plenary Lecture 
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  • Gian Michele Graf
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  1. 1.Division of Physics, Mathematics and AstronomyCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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