Relativistically Invariant Lattice Theories

  • Kenneth G. Wilson
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 11)


It is shown that quantum field theories on a Euclidean space time lattice can be derived which have the same S matrix (after analytic continuation to the Lorentz metric) as a relativistic continuum theory. The lattice spacing of the lattice theory is fixed; no limit of zero lattice spacing is required. It is proposed that (as already discussed by Migdal) a lattice theory be derived as an intermediate step in solving the asymptotically free color gauge theory.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth G. Wilson
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Nuclear StudiesCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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