Quantum Spacetime and Algebraic Quantum Field Theory

  • Dorothea Bahns
  • Sergio Doplicher
  • Gerardo Morsella
  • Gherardo Piacitelli
Part of the Mathematical Physics Studies book series (MPST)


We review the investigations on the quantum structure of spacetime, to be found at the Planck scale if one takes into account the operational limitations to the localization of events which result from the concurrence of Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. We also discuss the different approaches to (perturbative) Quantum Field Theory on Quantum Spacetime, and some of the possible cosmological consequences.


Minkowski Space Planck Scale Free Field Trap Surface Planck Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorothea Bahns
    • 1
  • Sergio Doplicher
    • 2
  • Gerardo Morsella
    • 3
  • Gherardo Piacitelli
    • 4
  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut and Courant Research Centre “Higher Order Structures in Mathematics”Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di Roma Tor VergataRomaItaly
  4. 4.SISSATriesteItaly

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