Particles, Cutoffs and Inequivalent Representations: Fraser and Wallace on Quantum Field Theory

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_2ABEBA524C80
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Particles, Cutoffs and Inequivalent Representations: Fraser and Wallace on Quantum Field Theory
Périodique
Foundations of Physics
Auteur(s)
Egg Matthias, Lam Vincent, Oldofredi Andrea
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
47
Numéro
3
Pages
453-466
Langue
anglais
Résumé
We critically review the recent debate between Doreen Fraser and David Wallace on the interpretation of quantum field theory, with the aim of identifying where the core of the disagreement lies. We show that, despite appearances, their conflict does not concern the existence of particles or the occurrence of unitarily inequivalent representations. Instead, the dispute ultimately turns on the very definition of what a quantum field theory is.We further illustrate the fundamental differences between the two approaches by comparing them both to the Bohmian program in quantum field theory.
Mots-clé
Algebraic quantum field theory · Particle physics · Renormalization · Unitarily inequivalent representations
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