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