CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series


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December 2, 2020 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Arthur Jaffe - Harvard University

TITLE: Is relativity compatible with quantum theory?

ABSTRACT: We review the background, mathematical progress, and open questions in the effort to determine whether one can combine quantum mechanics, special relativity, and interaction together into one mathematical theory. This field of mathematics is known as “constructive quantum field theory.” Physicists believe that such a theory describes experimental measurements made over a 70 year period and now refined to 13-decimal-point precision—the most accurate experiments ever performed.

Talk chair: Zhengwei Liu

Written articles will accompany each lecture in this series and be available as part of the publication “History and Literature of Mathematical Science.”

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