Selected problems in hydrodynamics, quantum electrodynamics, and laser spectroscopy (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 14 May 2008)
N.N. Kolachevskyc,d aSt. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, ul. prof. Popova 5, St. Petersburg, 197376, Russian Federation bSt. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya naberezhnaya, 7 - 9, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation cLebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation dMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow Region, 141700, Russian Federation
On May 14, 2008 a science session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) was held at the conference hall of the Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS. The following reports were presented at the session:
Davydov V S (St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg) “Physical and mathematical foundations of the multialternative recognition and identification of hydrolocation fields produced by bodies of complex geometric shapes”;
Shabaev V M (St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg) “Quantum electrodynamics of heavy ions and atoms: current status and prospects”;
Kolachevsky N N (Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS and Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Moscow) “High-precision laser spectroscopy of cold atoms and the search for the drift of the fine structure constant.”
Abridged versions of the above reports are given below.