Gordon W. F. Drake

Department of Physics, University of Windsor, Canada

Helium, Relativity and QED

Recent advances in theoretical methods for atomic helium open the way to new kinds of measurement strategies. The talk will focus on an overview of three main themes: (1) advances in atomic theory for relativistic and QED effects, (2) applications to a measurement of the fine structure constant from fine structure splittings, and (3) applications to the measurement of nuclear charge radii from the isotope shift.

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