Fundamental Problems of Gauge Field Theory: Introduction to the Problems

  • Arthur S. Wightman
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 141)


We have now had nearly a decade and a half of successful applications of gauge field theory to electroweak and strong interactions. The pioneering experiments, and the more systematic experiments that have followed, have given rough agreement for QCD and rather precise agreement for the standard model of the electroweak interactions. There is a general consensus that the new theories represent important progress. However, the calculations to be compared with experiment are at the moment still rather tentative in places, and there are many questions of principle the answers to which have not yet been given in an unambiguous way.


Gauge Theory Wilson Loop Higgs Model Grand Unify Theory Lattice Gauge Theory 
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  • Arthur S. Wightman
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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