author = {Christoph Koutschan and Doron Zeilberger},
title = {{The 1958 Pekeris-Accad-WEIZAC Ground-Breaking Collaboration that computed Ground States of Two-Electron Atoms (and its 2010 Redux)}},
language = {english},
abstract = {In order to appreciate how good we as mathematicians and scientists have it today, with extremely fast hardware and lots and lots of memory, as well as with readily available high-level software, both for numeric and symbolic computation, it may be a good idea to go back to the early days of electronic computers and carefully examine, as a case study, a problem that was considered a huge challenge back then, and compare notes. We chose C.L. Pekeris' 1958 seminal work on the ground state energies of two-electron atoms. All computations will be done ab initio with today's software and hardware, with a special emphasis on the symbolic computations which in 1958 had to be made by hand, and which nowadays can be automated and generalized.},
journal = {The Mathematical Intelligencer},
volume = {33},
number = {2},
pages = {52--57},
isbn_issn = {ISSN 0343-6993},
year = {2011},
refereed = {yes},
length = {6},
url = {http://www.risc.jku.at/people/ckoutsch/pekeris/}