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It is difficult to understand yet however real that Michael John Seaton, recognized the world over for the passion and talent with which he pursues his examine in atomic physics and astrophysics, should be sixty years outdated at the sixteenth of January 1983. To mark this get together a few of his colleagues and previous scholars have ready this quantity. It includes articles that de­ scribe many of the subject matters that experience attracted his recognition when you consider that he first all started his examine paintings at collage collage London such a lot of years in the past. Seaton's organization with college university London has now stretched over a interval of a few 37 years, first as an undergraduate scholar, then as a learn pupil, after which, successively, as Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Reader, and Professor. Seaton arrived at collage university London in 1946 to turn into an undergraduate within the Physics division, having simply left the Royal Air strength during which he had served as a navigator within the Pathfinder strength of Bomber Command. there are many tales of ways his ability with tools and the precision of his calcula­ tions, later to be so obvious in his study, kept his group from enemy motion, and on one social gathering, on a flight during the Alps, from a collision with Mount Blanc that on the time was once shrouded in clouds.

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C. " + 1) p. + 2 ( . + -Z ) p. ' E:, r ' r2 i = 1, ... = k? > k? < 0 } 1, ... , na (62) where na is the number of open channels and k} = 2E:; + E:} / c2 • These equations are identical in form to Eq. (68) The main difficulty in practice arises from the fine-structure splitting of the atomic energy levels which can be small, giving rise to acute numerical problems. In conclusion, we note that the derivation of the S matrix and T matrix follows, using the standard formulas from the K matrix defined by Eq.

51) and (53) are formally similar, the respective T matrices must be calculated in the appropriate representations corresponding to Eqs. (43) and (45). 2. Use of the Dirac Hamiltonian. (I09,1l0) Here we will limit ourselves to discussing the significant differences that occur in treating the electron collision problem. l+ I = N+1( ~ i=1 co:· Pi + P'c2 - Z) + - ri N+1 ~ 1 -, i>j=1 rij (54) where P' = P - 1, 0: and P are the usual Dirac operators, and c is the velocity of light in vacuum. Quantum electrodynamic (QED) corrections to the electron-electron interaction considered by Breit, as well as other QED corrections, are often included in atomic structure calculations( III) but have not yet been considered in collision work.

4), and at University College, London (around the program IMPACT, see Fig. 5). " Other major centers of activity evolved at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (with the NIEM package(56» and at the IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California (with the MATRIX VARIATIONAL code(58». More recently, the Oxford group embarked on a fully relativistic package for structure (MCDF(64), multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock) and electron collisions. It has proved most fruitful that each center started from different 44 P.

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