PHYS-757 / 1 credit

Teacher: Bossoney Simon

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Fall


Every year


Presentation of Wightman's axiomatic framework to QFT as well as to the necessary mathematical objects to their understanding (Hilbert analysis, distributions, group representations,...). Proofs of the main mathematical consequences (CPT, spin-statistics, Reeh-Schlieder, Haag no-go).



QFT, distributions, Poincaré group, Wightman n-pont functions.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Quantum Mechanics 1-IV, QFT, Functionnal analysis

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • To have a mathematical rigourous understanding of the foundations of QFT



Streater & Wightman: "PCT, Spin, statistics and all that », Bogolubov & Logunov « General Principles of QFT"

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Exam form: Oral (session free)
  • Subject examined: Axiomatic Quantum Field Theory
  • Lecture: 12 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 4 Hour(s)
  • Type: optional

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