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New Developments in Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Mechanics Cargèse 1976

  • Maurice Lévy
  • Pronob Mitter

Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. James Glimm, Arthur Jaffe
    Pages 1-34
  3. James Glimm, Arthur Jaffe
    Pages 35-66
  4. Kenneth G. Wilson
    Pages 143-172
  5. Konrad Osterwalder
    Pages 173-199
  6. R. Stora
    Pages 201-224
  7. K. Symanzik
    Pages 265-279
  8. G. Parisi
    Pages 281-305
  9. K. Pohlmeyer
    Pages 307-338
  10. K. Pohlmeyer
    Pages 339-355
  11. Andre Neveu
    Pages 357-366
  12. G. Jona-Lasinio
    Pages 419-446
  13. G. Benettin, C. Di Castro, G. Jona-Lasinio, L. Peliti, A. L. Stella
    Pages 447-468
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 469-473

About this book

Introduction

The 1976 Cargese Summer Institute was devoted to the study of certain exciting developments in quantum field theory and critical phenomena. Its genesis occurred in 1974 as an outgrowth of many scientific discussions amongst the undersigned, who decided to form a scientific committee for the organization of the school. On the one hand, various workers in quantum field theory were continuing to make startling progress in different directions. On the other hand, many new problems were arising from these various domains. Thus we feIt that 1976 might be an appropriate occasion both to review recent developments and to encourage interactions between researchers from different backgrounds working on a common set of unsolved problems. An important aspect of the school, as it took place, was the participation of and stimulating interaction between such a broad spectrum of theorists. The central topics of the school were chosen from the areas of solitons, phase transitions, critical behavior, the renormalization group, gauge fields and the analysis of nonrenormalizable field theories. A noteworthy feature of these topics is the interpene­ tration of ideas from quantum field theory and statistical mechanics whose inherent unity is seen in the functional integral formulation of quantum field theory. The actual lectures were partly in the form of tutorials designed to familiarize the participants with re­ cent progress on the main topics of the school. Others were in the form of more specialized seminars reporting on recent research.

Keywords

growth mechanics quantum field quantum field theory renormalization soliton

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurice Lévy
    • 1
  • Pronob Mitter
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Theoretical Physics and High EnergiesUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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