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The Erwin Schroedinger Institute for Mathematical Physics

Detlev Buchholz (Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Göttingen, Germany): Fundamentals and Highlights of Algebraic Quantum Fields

After a brief introduction into the basic concepts and methods of the algebraic approach to local relativistic quantum physics, a survey will be given of its applications to various problems of physical interest. The topics covered are
(a) Pretheories: towards the construction of models,
(b) Structure of physical state space: sectors, charge classes and beyond,
(c) Symmetries and statistics: established results and new insights,
(d) Short distance analysis: scaling algebras and renormalization group.

It is the aim of these lectures to explain the physical ideas underlying these topics and to provide the necessary mathematical tools for their analysis. In the accompanying seminar special themes of current interest will be presented by participants and invited speakers. Credit can be obtained for this course by giving a talk.

Lecture: Friday 11 - 13
Seminar: Friday 14 - 15

At a glance

Type: SRF course
When: Apr 20, 2012 to
Jun 30, 2012
Where: Erwin Schrödinger Lecture Hall
Organizers: Professor Detlev Buchholz (Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Göttingen, Germany)
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