# QFT AS PILOT-WAVE THEORY OF PARTICLE CREATION AND DESTRUCTION

@article{Nikoli2010QFTAP, title={QFT AS PILOT-WAVE THEORY OF PARTICLE CREATION AND DESTRUCTION}, author={Hrvoje Nikoli{\'c}}, journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A}, year={2010}, volume={25}, pages={1477-1505} }

States in quantum field theory (QFT) are represented by many-particle wave functions, such that a state describing n particles depends on n space–time positions. Since a general state is a superposition of states with different numbers of particles, the wave function lives in the configuration space identified with a product of an infinite number of four-dimensional Minkowski space–times. The squared absolute value of the wave function is interpreted as the probability density in the…

## 27 Citations

Multi-time wave functions for quantum field theory

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