# Some people and some problems met in half a century of commitment to mathematical physics

@article{Haag2010SomePA, title={Some people and some problems met in half a century of commitment to mathematical physics}, author={Rudolf Haag}, journal={The European Physical Journal H}, year={2010}, volume={35}, pages={263-307} }

Abstract.
Personnal recollection of half a century of Mathematical Physics.

## 19 Citations

The Myth of Academic Excellence and Scientific Curiosity

- Physics
- 2013

We try to substantiate, using physics as an example, the following statement: the quality of scientific production cannot be measured by any numbers or indices whatsoever.

Top-Down Approaches in Physics

- Physics
- 2017

Chapters 6 and 7 contain Primas’ account of the conceptual lessons of quantum physics. They contrast the familiar bottom-up approach (Chap. 6) with a less discussed top-down point of view (Chap. 7).

1 0 Ju l 2 01 8 Positivity and causal localization in higher spin quantum field theories

- 2018

It is shown that the recently introduced positivity and causality preserving string-local quantum field theory (SLFT) resolves most No-Go

Rudolf Haag's legacy of Local Quantum Physics and reminiscences about a cherished teacher and friend

- Mathematics, Physics
- 2016

After some personal recollectioms about Rudolf Haag and his thoughts which led him to "Local Quantum Physics", the present work recalls his ideas about scattering theory, the relation between local…

Quantum theory and functional analysis

- Physics, Mathematics
- 2019

Quantum theory and functional analysis were created and put into essentially their final form during similar periods ending around 1930. Each was also a key outcome of the major revolutions that both…

Quantum spin systems on infinite lattices

- Mathematics, Physics
- 2013

These are the lecture notes for a one semester course at Leibniz University Hannover. The main aim of the course is to give an introduction to the mathematical methods used in describing discrete…

The 1957 quantum gravity meeting in Copenhagen: An analysis of Bryce S. DeWitt’s report

- Physics
- 2017

Between June 15 and July 15, 1957, three physicists met at the Institute for Theoretical Physics – the renowned institute directed by Niels Bohr in Copenhagen, Denmark – in order to discuss quantum…

Local Quantum Physics

- Physics
- 2017

So far we have only discussed quantum spin systems, defined on a discrete lattice. In this chapter we will also look at continuous systems, defined on Minkowski space-time. It turns out that many of…

From Gender to Gleason : The Case of Adam Becker ’ s What Is Real ?

- Mathematics
- 2019

It is easy to argue that the founders of quantum mechanics made statements which are opaque and confusing. It is fair to say that their philosophical takes on the subject are not infrequently…

Hacking the quantum revolution: 1925–1975

- Physics
- 2015

I argue that the quantum revolution should be seen as an Ian Hacking type of scientific revolution: a profound, longue durée, multidisciplinary process of transforming our understanding of physical…

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