Spacetime and fields, a quantum texture

  title={Spacetime and fields, a quantum texture},
  author={Sergio Doplicher},
We report on joint works, past and in progress, with K. Fredenhagen and with J. E. Roberts, on the quantum structure of spacetime in the small which is dictated by the principles of Quantum Mechanics and of General Relativity; we comment on how these principles point to a deep link between coordinates and fields. This is an expanded version of a lecture delivered at the 37th Karpacz School in Theoretical Physics, February 2001. 

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