By Kai Siegbahn (auth.), Ingvar Lindgren, Arne Rosén, Sune Svanberg (eds.)
The 8th foreign convention on Atomic Physics was once held at Ch~lmers college of expertise, Goteborg, Sweden on August 2-6, 1982. Following the culture tested via previous meetings within the sequence, it was once attended by means of 280 individuals from 24 nations. a complete of 28 invited talks have been brought on the convention. those talks, that are offered during this quantity, coated quite a lot of issues in atomic physics in a wide feel. They expand from very uncomplicated difficulties (e.g., the translation of quantum mechanics in gentle of Bell's theorem and the feasibility of relativistic many-body calculations) to utilized difficulties (e.g., laser detection of hint components and spectroscopy of chemisorbed molecules). Professor M.Ya. Amusia was once not able to wait the convention yet his invited paper is incorporated the following. Professor V.S. Letokhov awarded a conversation entitled "Prospects of Laser Detection of Very infrequent Isotopes, yet used to be not able to supply a manuscript. on the convention, one hundred seventy five publish ers have been provided. Abstracts were released in a separate quantity. it's very a lot preferred that each one the 1981 Nobel laureates, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Arthur Schawlow and Kai Siegbahn, have been capable of attend and convey their invited talks. Professor Schawlow summed up the convention and this too is gifted right here. The con ference additionally benefited significantly from the presence of Professor 1.1. Rabi, who gave a far liked speak on the convention dinner. As this speak used to be given with no manuscript, it may regrettably now not be incorporated here.