Quantum Field Theory: Perspective and Prospective

  • Cécile DeWitt-Morette
  • Jean-Bernard Zuber

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 530)

About this book


It has been said that `String theorists talk to string theorists and everyone else wonders what they are saying'. This book will be a great help to those researchers who are challenged by modern quantum field theory.
Quantum field theory experienced a renaissance in the late 1960s. Here, participants in the Les Houches sessions of 1970/75, now key players in quantum field theory and its many impacts, assess developments in their field of interest and provide guidance to young researchers challenged by these developments, but overwhelmed by their complexities.
The book is not a textbook on string theory, rather it is a complement to Polchinski's book on string theory. It is a survey of current problems which have their origin in quantum field theory.


Dimension Renormalization group gauge theory linear optimization quantum field theory string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Cécile DeWitt-Morette
    • 1
  • Jean-Bernard Zuber
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Center for RelativityUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.CEA SaclayService de Physique TheoriqueGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5673-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4542-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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