# Workshop announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Workshop in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
by Dr. Ken Dyall (NASA Ames Research Center)
January 15 - 19, 1996
at the
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Richland, WA
Sponsered by :
Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The workshop/short course will consist of a total of 16 lectures over a
period of 5 days. An equal number of tutorials for discussion and problem
solving are also scheduled during this time. The goals of the course are to
provide the theoretical ground work necessary for research involving
relativistic
quantum mechanics. The course was originally taught last spring in Denmark at
the graduate level ("Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Chemistry").
Topics to be covered include:
"Classical" relativity, E&M, and quantization
Relativistic quantum mechanics with the Dirac equation
Four-component wave functions
Quantum Electrodynamics
Symmetry and double groups
Dirac Hartree Fock and electron correlation
Two-component wave functions
Douglas-Kroll transformation
Spin and spin-orbit coupling
Perturbation theory
Effective core potentials (ECPs)
Further information, including registration materials, can be accessed via
the Web at http://w3.pnl.gov:2080/quantum/index.html/
Specific questions can be directed to Kirk Peterson at ka_peterson - at -
pnl.gov
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a multiprogram national laboratory
operated by Battelle Memorial Institute, under Contract No. DE-AC06-76RLO 1830.