QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga

  title={QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga},
  author={Silvan S. Schweber and Sam B. Treiman},
  journal={Physics Today},
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 failed. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (QED), probably the most successful theory in physics. This formulation of QED was pioneered by Freeman Dyson, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger and Sin… 
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