New Developments in Quantum Field Theory

  • Poul Henrik Damgaard
  • Jerzy Jurkiewicz

Part of the NATO Science Series: B: book series (NSSB, volume 366)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lecturers

    1. Jan Ambjørn
      Pages 1-21
    2. Krysztof Gawędzki
      Pages 23-31
    3. A. Carlini, J. Greensite
      Pages 33-45
    4. L. Del Debbio, M. Faber, J. Greensite, S. Olejnik
      Pages 47-64
    5. Peter E. Haagensen
      Pages 65-77
    6. Vladimir A. Kazakov
      Pages 97-112
    7. Jerzy Kijowski, Gerd Rudolph
      Pages 113-126
    8. Andrzej Staruszkiewicz
      Pages 179-185
    9. Jacobus Verbaarschot
      Pages 187-216
  3. Seminar Speakers

    1. Piotr Bialas, Zdzislaw Burda, Desmond Johnston
      Pages 251-259
    2. Marcin Daszkiewicz, Zbigniew Hasiewicz, Zbigniew Jaskólski
      Pages 269-277
    3. Shinsuke M. Nishigaki
      Pages 287-295
    4. Romuald A. Janik, Maciej A. Nowak, Gábor Papp, Ismail Zahed
      Pages 297-314
    5. Maxime Kudinov, Enrique Moreno, Peter Orland
      Pages 315-327
    6. Thordur Jonsson, John F. Wheater
      Pages 341-348
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 359-364

About this book


Quantum field theory is one of most central constructions in 20th century th- retical physics, and it continues to develop rapidly in many different directions. The aim of the workshop “New Developments in Quantum Field Theory”, which was held in Zakopane, Poland, June 14-20, 1997, was to capture a broad selection of the most recent advances in this field. The conference was sponsored by the Scientific and - vironmental Affairs Division of NATO, as part of the Advanced Research Workshop series. This book contains the proceedings of that meeting. Major topics covered at the workshop include quantized theories of gravity, string theory, conformal field theory, cosmology, field theory approaches to critical phenomena and the renormalization group, matrix models, and field theory techniques applied to the theory of turbulence. One common theme at the conference was the use of large-Nmatrix models to obtain exact results in a variety of different disciplines. For example, it has been known for several years that by taking a suitable double-scaling limit, certain string theories (or two-dimensional quantum gravity coupled to matter) can be re-obtained from the large-Nexpansion of matrix models. There continues to be a large activity in this area of research, which was well reflected by talks given at our workshop. Remarkably, large- Nmatrix models have very recently – just a few months before our meeting – been shown to have yet another deep relation to string theory.


Lattice Renormalization group conformal field theory dynamics linear optimization model quantum field theory string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Poul Henrik Damgaard
    • 1
  • Jerzy Jurkiewicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Niels Bohr InstituteCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Jagellonian UniversityCracowPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45816-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47075-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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