THE COLEMAN SYMPOSIUM This collection of papers is dedicated to Albert John Coleman for his enthusiastic devotion to teaching and research and his many scientific accomplishments. John was born in Toronto on May 20, 1918 and 21 years later graduated from the University of Toronto in mathematics. Along the way he teamed up with Irving Kaplansky and Nathan Mendelson to win the first William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition in 1938. He earned his M.A. at Princeton in 1942 and then his Ph.D. at Toronto in 1943 in relativistic quantum mechanics under the direction of Leopold Infeld. During this period he was secretary of the Student Christian Movement in Toronto. Later, in 1945, he became traveling secretary of the World's Student Christian Federation in Geneva and in this capacity visited some 100 universities in 20 countries in the next four years. He spent the 50's as a member of the faculty at the University of Toronto and for 20 years, starting in 1960, he served as Dupuis Professor of Mathematics and Head of the Department at Queen's University. Since 1983 he has been Professor Emeritus at Queen's.
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Table of ContentsA Tribute to A. John Coleman The “Tame” Mathematician.- Reduced Density Matrices: 1929–1989.- Some Aspects on the Development of the Theory of Reduced Density Matrices and the Representability Problem.- Representability Conditions.- On the Diagonal N-Representability Problem.- Fermion N-Representability Conditions Generated by a Decomposition of the 1-Particle Identity Operator onto Mutually Orthogonal Projection Operators.- The Unitarily Invariant Decomposition of Hermitian Operators.- Building Up N-Electron States with Symplectic Symmetry.- Time Dependent Antisymmetrized Geminal Power Theory Using a Coherent State Formulation.- Griffiths Inequalities for Fermion Systems.- Entropy of Reduced Density Matrices.- A Lower Bound to the Ground State Energy of a Boson System With Fermion Source.- Reduced Density Operators, Their Related von Neumann Density Operators, Close Cousins of These, and Their Physical Interpretation.- Theory and Practice of the Spin-Adapted Reduced Hamiltonians (SRH).- Variational Principle with Built-In Pure State N-Representability Conditions. The N-Electron Case.- Wigner Distributions as Representations of the Density Matrix.- Inter-Relationships Between Various Representations of One-Matrices and Related Densities: A Road Map and an Example ..- Current Problems in Density Functional Theory.- The Interface Between Reduced Density Matrices and Density Functional Theory.- The Physics Underlying the Langreth-Mehl Scheme for Non-Uniform Systems.- Understanding Energy Differences in Density Functional Theory.- Density Functional Calculations of Molecular Bond Energies.- Non-Local Effects on Atomic and Molecular Correlation Energies Studied with a Gradient-Corrected Density Functional.- An Evaluation of Local Electron Correlation Corrections and Non-Local Exchange Corrections to the Hartree-Fock-Slater Method from Calculations on Bond Energies and Electronic Spectra of Molecular Systems.- Correlation Energy Functionals of One-Matrices and Hartree-Fock Densities.- Some Remarks on Scaling Relations in Density Functional Theory.- Deduction of Semiempirical MO Methods from Density Functional Theory.- Charge and Spin Densities in Molecular Solids: Local Density Functional Calculations Versus Experiment.- A Functional of the Two-Particle Density Matrix for the Approximate Calculation of the Electronic Correlation Energy.- Extracules, Intracules, Correlation Holes, Potentials, Coefficients and All That.- The Exact Schrödinger Equation for the Electron Density.- Adiabatic Separation, Broken Symmetries and Geometry Optimization.- Asymptotic Results for Density Matrices and Electron Density in Atoms and Nearly Spherical Molecules.- An Algorithm for Calculating Isoelectronic Changes in Energies, Densities, and One-Matrices.- Atoms and Ions in the Limit of Large Nuclear Charge.- Improved Thomas-Fermi Theory for Atoms.- A Bond Energy from Quantum Mechanics.- Measured Electron Densities and Band Structure Calculations.- X-ray Orthonormal Orbital Model for Crystallography.