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}
}
  • R. Haag
  • Published 7 December 2010
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal H
Abstract. Personnal recollection of half a century of Mathematical Physics.  
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