In this talk, I shall describe the geometric approach to solve the Schrödinger equation for various physically meaningful three body systems such as He, H2+, H-, three bosons in R2 with d-function potential etc. The configuration space of the three body system in R3(resp. R2) (with center of gravity fixed at the origin) is an R6 (resp. R4) equipped with an SO(3) (resp. SO(2)) symmetric kinematic metric, while the potential function U is also SO(3) (resp. SO(2)) invariant. The first step is to fully utilize the SO(3) (resp. SO(2)) symmetry to reduce the Schrödinger equation to an equation solely defined at the level of the orbit space (i.e. R6/SO(3) (resp. R4/SO(2))) equipped with the orbital distance metric. One needs to make effective use of both group representation theory and equivariant differential geometry to achieve such a reduction. The orbit space of a three body system in R3 (resp. R2) equipped with the orbital distance metric is always isometric to the Riemannian cone over S2+ (1/2) (resp. S2(1/2))), namely the Euclidean hemisphere (resp. sphere) of radius 1/2. This remarkable fact (i.e. sphericality) enables us to bring in the spherical harmonics and their generalizations (namely, Jacobi polynomials and monopole harmonics) to greatly simplify the analysis of the angular part of the reduced equation. I will use the simpler case of the boson system to illustrate this step which enables us to further reduce the Schrödinger equation to an ODE solely in the radial direction. Such an ODE can be thoroughly analyzed and I will discuss the physical significance of these solutions so obtained for the three boson system. Bibliography Wu-Yi Hsiang. Kinematic geometry of mass-triangles and reduction of Schr¨odinger’s equation of three-body systems to partial differential equations solely defined on triangular parameters. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 94(17):8936–8938, 1997. Wu-Yi Hsiang. On the kinematic geometry of many body systems. Chinese Ann. Math. Ser. B, 20(1):11–28, 1999. A Chinese summary appears in Chinese Ann. Math. Ser. A 20 (1999), no. 1, 141.