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MLA - Special Seminar - An elementary mathematical introduction to QFT October 18, 2019 (02:00 PM PDT - 03:00 PM PDT)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Alexander Strohmaier
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This talk is intended as a very basic introduction into Quantum Field Theory intended for mathematicians with background in PDEs or microlocal analysis.

I will explain the basic features of Quantum Field theory, Gaussian and quasifree states, Einstein causality and locality, and microlocal properties of propagators. 

If there is time I will sketch the perturbative construction of n-point functions based on causal perturbation theory and how regularisation and renormalisation appear naturally when working with distributions.

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