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Structural Algebraic Quantum Field Theory


Prof. Abdulaziz AlHaidari


Date: Monday, 07 November 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Bldg. 6/Room 125



 Conventional quantum field theory (QFT) is a method for studying structureless elementary particles, their interaction with each other and with their environment. Non-elementary particles, on the other hand, are those with internal structure or particles that are made up of elementary constituents like the nucleons, which contain quarks and gluons. We introduce a structure-inclusive algebraic formulation of quantum field theory that could handle such particles and in which orthogonal polynomials play a central role. For simplicity, we consider non-elementary scalar particles in 3+1 Minkowski space-time and, if time allows, we treat spinors having structure but in 1+1 space-time. The aim of this short exposé is to motivate further studies and research using this approach to QFT.


Warning: the talk is technical, formal and could be provocative, thus debate is encouraged.

All faculty, researchers and students are invited to attend.


07 Nov 2022


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM