Perturbative quantum field theory in the string-inspired formalism

  title={Perturbative quantum field theory in the string-inspired formalism},
  author={C. Schubert},
  journal={Physics Reports},
  • C. Schubert
  • Published 2001
  • Physics
  • Physics Reports
  • Abstract We review the status and present range of applications of the “string-inspired” approach to perturbative quantum field theory. This formalism offers the possibility of computing effective actions and S-matrix elements in a way which is similar in spirit to string perturbation theory, and bypasses much of the apparatus of standard second-quantized field theory. Its development was initiated by Bern and Kosower, originally with the aim of simplifying the calculation of scattering… CONTINUE READING
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