College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# Math Physics Seminar

Speaker:

Wayne Polyzou

Topic:

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.

Zoom: ID 963 1959 0923

Event Date:

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

Location:

Online & 309 VAN

Calendar Category:

Seminar

Seminar Category:

Mathematical Physics