The Hylleraas Symposium

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Hylleraas Symposium is a celebration of the achievements of Egil A. Hylleraas. His work on the helium atom in the 1920s confirmed the validity of quantum mechanics for many-particle systems and probably represents the first important use of computing in physics.

Egil A. Hylleraas in his Office in 1954. Photo: MUV/University of Oslo
Egil A. Hylleraas in his office in 1954. Photo: MUV/Univeristy of Oslo