Operator Theory Seminar

Palle Jorgensen
Reflection Positivity


Since early work in mathematical physics, starting in the 1970ties, and initiated by A. Jaffe, and by K. Osterwalder and R. Schrader, the subject of reflection positivity has had an increasing influence on both non-commutative harmonic analysis, and on duality theories for spectrum and geometry. In its original form, the Osterwalder-Schrader idea served to link Euclidean field theory to relativistic quantum field theory. Serving as a renormalization, it has been remarkably successful; especially in view of the abelian property of the Euclidean setting, contrasted with the non-commutativity of quantum fields.



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Event Date: 
September 12, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
VAN 309 or Online (See URL)
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Seminar Category: 
Operator Theory