In this course we will introduce the basics of atomic physics. In particular, the following topics will be covered:

1. Helium atom (exchange symmetry and Pauli principle, solution of the Schrödinger equation for the He atom)

2. Many-electron atoms (method of Hartree-Fock, shell model, electronic configurations, screening)

3. Angular momentum (spin-orbit interaction, L-S and j-j coupling schemes, atomic levels)

4. Chemical and physical properties of elements

5. Interaction with external magnetic and electric fields (Zeeman effect, Stark effect)

- Teacher: Michael Schüler