This quantity is the outgrowth of a workshop held in October, 2000 on the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics on the Harvard- Smithsonian heart for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. the purpose of this ebook (similar in subject matter to the workshop) is to provide an summary of recent instructions in antimatter physics and chemistry examine. The emphasis is on positron and positronium interactions either with themselves and with usual topic. The timeliness of this topic comes from a number of concerns. New innovations for excessive positron assets and the improvement of positron accumulators and trap-based positron beams supply qualitatively new experimental features. at the theoretical aspect, the power to version complicated platforms and complicated strategies has elevated dramatically in recent times, due partially to growth in computational physics. There are almost immediately an interesting number of phenomena that anticipate theoretical rationalization. it's nearly guaranteed that the recent experimental functions during this zone will result in a speedy enlargement of this record. This e-book is prepared into 4 sections: the 1st part discusses power new experimental services and the makes use of and the growth that will be made with them. the second one part discusses themes concerning antihydrogen and many-body phenomena, together with Bose condensation of positronium atoms and positron interactions with fabrics. the ultimate sections deal with a number themes related to positron and positronium interactions with atoms and molecules.
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