Preface; 1. Prologue; 2. Introduction to elementary quantum mechanics and stability of the first kind; 3. Many-particle systems and stability of the second kind; 4. Lieb-Thirring and related inequalities; 5. Electrostatic inequalities; 6. An estimation of the indirect part of the Coulomb energy; 7. Stability of non-relativistic matter; 8. Stability of relativistic matter; 9. Magnetic fields and the Pauli operator; 10. The Dirac operator and the Brown-Ravenhall model; 11. Quantized electromagnetic fields and stability of matter; 12. The ionization problem, and the dependence of the energy on N and M separately; 13. Gravitational stability of white dwarfs and neutron stars; 14. The thermodynamic limit for Coulomb systems; References; Index.