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Context

Algebraic Quantum Field Theory

algebraic quantum field theory (perturbative, on curved spacetimes, homotopical)

Introduction

Concepts

field theory:

Lagrangian field theory

quantization

quantum mechanical system, quantum probability

free field quantization

gauge theories

interacting field quantization

renormalization

Theorems

States and observables

Operator algebra

Local QFT

Perturbative QFT

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Contents

Idea

In perturbative quantum field theory a radiative correction is a contribution to the Feynman perturbation series corresponding to Feynman diagrams that describe exchange of virtual quanta of radiation, such as photons (for electromagnetic radiation).

Example

References

  • C. Was, Radiative corrections, 1994 (pdf)

Specifically for Lamb shift-like corrections:

  • Michael Eides, Howard Grotch, Valery A. Shelyuto, Theory of Light Hydrogenlike Atoms, Phys. Rept. 342:63-261, 2001 (arXiv:hep-ph/0002158)

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