Quantum Field Theory

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  • Bertfried Fauser
  • Jürgen Tolksdorf
  • Eberhard Zeidler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Hanno Gottschalk, Horst Thaler
    Pages 67-81
  3. Walter D. van Suijlekom
    Pages 137-154
  4. Dirk Kreimer
    Pages 155-162
  5. Ferdinand Brennecke, Michael Dütsch
    Pages 177-196
  6. Matthias Blau
    Pages 197-216
  7. Martin Bojowald
    Pages 217-234
  8. Hartmut Wachter
    Pages 261-283
  9. Alexander Schmidt
    Pages 285-302
  10. Hisham Sati, Urs Schreiber, Jim Stasheff
    Pages 303-424
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 425-436

About this book

Introduction

For more than 70 years, quantum field theory (QFT) can be seen as a driving force in the development of theoretical physics. Equally fascinating is the fruitful impact which QFT had in rather remote areas of mathematics. The present book features some of the different approaches, different physically viewpoints and techniques used to make the notion of quantum field theory more precise. For example, the present book contains a discussion including general considerations, stochastic methods, deformation theory and the holographic AdS/CFT correspondence. It also contains a discussion of more recent developments like the use of category theory and topos theoretic methods to describe QFT. The present volume emerged from the 3rd 'Blaubeuren Workshop: Recent Developments in Quantum Field Theory', held in July 2007 at the Max Planck Institute of Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig/Germany. All of the contributions are committed to the idea of this workshop series: 'To bring together outstanding experts working in the field of mathematics and physics to discuss in an open atmosphere the fundamental questions at the frontier of theoretical physics'.

Keywords

Feynmann path integral Minkowski space Theoretical physics conformal field theory quantum field theory quantum physics string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertfried Fauser
    • 1
  • Jürgen Tolksdorf
    • 1
  • Eberhard Zeidler
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den NaturwissenschaftenLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8736-5
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2009
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8735-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8736-5
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