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QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga
In the 1930s, physics was in crisis. There appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. Several approaches had been tried and had
Feynman and the visualization of space-time processes
The Shelter Island conference in 1947 was the stimulus for many of the important advances in quantum field theory following World War II. Schwinger, Feynman, Tomonaga, and Dyson were the principal
The origin of theOrigin revisited
Reexamen de L'Origine des Especes. Le commentaire de D. Brewster sur le Cours de Philosophie Positive d'Auguste Comte. L'impact de ce commentaire sur Darwin. Darwin et Adam Smith. Darwin, Quetelet et
The origin of the Origin revisited.
  • S. Schweber
  • History
    Journal of the history of biology
  • 1977
TLDR
The Autobiography indicates that “In July [ 18371] I opened my first note-book for facts in relation to the Origin of Species, about which I had long reflected, and never ceased working on for the next twenty years.
Clothed particle operators in simple models of quantum field theory
SummaryThe idea of using clothed operators in the quantum theory of fields, i.e. operators which create and annihilate one particle eigenstates of the total Hamiltonian, is examined. In cut-off
Physics, community and the crisis in physical theory
L'A. etudie les raisons internes de la restructuration de toutes les sciences sur le modele predomoniant de la chimie. Une telle transformation a l'interieur meme des sciences physiques resulte du
Changing Conceptualization of Renormalization Theory
Quantum field theory (QFT) was developed during the late 1920s to describe the interaction of charged particles with the electromagnetic field. During the 1930s the formalism was extended by Fermi to
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