The Field Theoretical Systematization of Feynman’s Theory

  • Adrian WüthrichEmail author
Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 26)


Feynman gave the first public presentation of his alternative formulation of quantum electrodynamics (QED) at a “conference on physics” that was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and held at Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, United States, from 30 March to 1 April 1948.1 It proved to be a complete disaster! The audience failed to understand how Feynman could possibly justify his results, even if it was agreed that the results were correct.


Matrix Element State Vector Feynman Diagram Mathematical Expression Annihilation Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Bern, History and Philosophy of Science, Exact SciencesBernSwitzerland

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