Rédei, Miklós (2010) Einstein's dissatisfaction with nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and relativistic quantum field theory. Philosophy of science, 77 (5). pp. 1042-1057. ISSN 0031-8248
It is argued that in his critique of standard nonrelativistic quantum mechanics Einstein formulated three requirements as necessary for a physical theory to be compatible with the field-theorectical paradigm, and it is shown that local, relativistic, algebraic quantum field theory typically satisfies those criteria-although, there are still open questions concerning the status of operational separability of quantum systems localized in space like separated space-time regions. It is concluded that local algebraic quantum field theory can be viewed as a research program that Einstein suggested informally in 1948 and that was realized only later in mathematical physics. Copyright 2010 by the Philosophy of Science Association. All rights reserved.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Sets:||Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method|
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