Statistics of Fields, the Yang-Baxter Equation, and the Theory of Knots and Links

  • Jürg Fröhlich
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 185)


In these notes we describe an analysis of the statistics problem in quantum field theory. It has been known for some time that in two space-time dimensions there is more to the problem of statistics of local fields than Bose- or Fermi statistics [1], In three-dimensional space-time, local quantum fields obey Bose- or Fermi statistics, but “extended particles”, coupled to the vacuum by fields localized on cones, may exhibit intermediate statistics, so called O-statistics [2].


Braid Group Conformal Field Theory Reidemeister Move Dual Algebra Relativistic Quantum Field Theory 
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  • Jürg Fröhlich
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  1. 1.Theoretical PhysicsETH-HönggerbergZürichGermany

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