Mystery of point charges

@article{Gabrielov2004MysteryOP,
  title={Mystery of point charges},
  author={A. Gabrielov and D. Novikov and B. Shapiro},
  journal={Proceedings of The London Mathematical Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={95},
  pages={443-472}
}
We discuss the problem of finding an upper bound for the number of equilibrium points of a potential of several fixed point charges in Rn. This question goes back to J. C. Maxwell [10] and M. Morse ... 

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