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Quantum Field Theories: All Matter Dissolves

  • Lars Jaeger
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Abstract

In 1930, there were two quantum theories for elementary particles like electrons: the non-relativistic one due to Schrödinger and Heisenberg and the relativistic one devised by Dirac. Both describe how particles can also behave as waves. On the other hand, there was no quantum theory that had its origin in waves or fields; the electromagnetic field theory had remained classical until then.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Jaeger
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  1. 1.BaarSwitzerland

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