Gradient Corrections in Atomic Physics

Math Physics Seminar
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles Room 202
Catholic University of Chile
During the last few years there has been a systematic pursuit for sharp estimates of the energy components of atomic systems in terms of their single particle density. The common feature of these estimates is that they include corrections that depend on the gradient of the density. In this talk I will review these results. The most recent result is the sharp estimate of P.T. Nam on the kinetic energy. Towards the end of my talk  I will present some recent results concerning geometric estimates for generalized PoincarĂ© inequalities obtained in collaboration with C. Vallejos and H. Van Den Bosch. These geometric estimates are a useful tool to estimate the numerical value of the constant of Nam's gradient correction term.