Math Physics Seminar - Professor Wayne Polyzou; Department of Physics & Astronomy; The University of Iowa "Topics on Reflection Positivity" (continued from week 1)

September 22, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
via Zoom

Zoom ID 963 1959 0923

Professor Wayne Polyzou

Department of Physics & Astronomy

The University of Iowa

"Topics on Reflection Positivity" (continued from week 1)

Abstract: Relativistic quantum mechanical models are needed in order to be sensitive to physics at sub-nuclear distance scales.  Euclidean formulations of relativistic quantum field theory and relativistic quantum mechanics have a number of advantages.  The key property that leads to a Hilbert space representation of a relativistic quantum theory satisfying a spectral condition is the notion of reflection positivity.  An important goal in formulating models is to have a structure theorem for reflection positive distributions.  In this talk I discuss some progress in this direction.

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