Bell-type quantum field theories

  title={Bell-type quantum field theories},
  author={Detlef Duerr and Sheldon Goldstein and Roderich Tumulka and Nino Zangh{\'i}},
  journal={Journal of Physics A},
In his paper (1986 Beables for quantum field theory Phys. Rep. 137 49?54) John S Bell proposed how to associate particle trajectories with a lattice quantum field theory, yielding what can be regarded as a |?|2-distributed Markov process on the appropriate configuration space. A similar process can be defined in the continuum, for more or less any regularized quantum field theory; we call such processes Bell-type quantum field theories. We describe methods for explicitly constructing these… 
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