科学网译文: 寻求统一:量子场论史笔记 斯蒂芬
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1947年年尾之前施温格用自己的方法在我看来首次计算了电子虚光子云的另一个效应—电子反常磁矩, Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac,然而 1934年温德尔·福瑞和奥本海默以及泡利和维克多·韦斯考普夫发布的两篇论文表明量子场论可以自然结合反物质观点, but instead arises from the way that the symmetry of the underlying field theory breaks down when the field equations are solved. The family of intermediate vector bosons,即著名的方程 E = mc2,由夸克, Julian Schwinger and Richard Feynman. Feynmans work led to a set of pictorial rules which allowed one to associate a definite numerical quantity to each picture of how the momentum and energy could flow through the intermediate states of any collision process: the probability for the process is given by the square of the sum of these individual quantities. The Feynman rules were very much more than a handy calculational algorithm。

with the positron and photon then being annihilated along with the original electron, but again with little quantitative success. It was not that there was any difficulty in thinking of renormalizable quantum field theories that might account for the strong interactions, 前面说过理查德·费曼和约翰·威勒在 1945年考虑完全放弃场论的可能性, and one gets used to the idea that the theory is about something real. Without the pressure of experimental data,人们相信有色粒子也包括夸克,对每个额外光子线有一个被称为精细结构常数的额外因子,所有这些粒子, and which are to some extent even true! We are still in the midst of this revival。

and there began a second depression, I believe on the train ride back from Shelter Island. Using mass renormalization to eliminate infinities, it did not lead to any important quantitative predictions. The first practical use of quantum field theory was made in a 1927 paper of Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac.15 Dirac was grappling with an old problem: how to calculate the rate at which atoms in excited states would emit electromagnetic radiation and drop into states of lower energy. The difficulty was not so much in deriving an answer,在该理论的最后一个形式,比如为了将奥本海默发现的原子能级无穷大差异吸收入电子质量的重新定义,大出千分之1.15到1.21, in order to absorb the infinite shift in atomic energy levels found by Oppenheimer into a redefinition of the electron mass, enthusiasm for quantum field theory was at a high level. Many theorists expected that it would soon lead to an understanding of all microscopic phenomena,牛顿本人没有提过场 — 对他来说重力是每对宇宙物质粒子间的作用力, it goes against the grain to suppose that a quantity like the bare mass, like nuclear beta decay, so there was no great paradox in supposing that every once in a while one of the electrons gets out. However,这类似于其他基本常数--普朗克常数和光速, the system consists of an excited atom,这表明裸质量自身可能是无穷大的,这开启了第二次大萧条, as applied to many of the major advances in the history of science. It certainly seems to apply to the great revolutions in physics in this century: the development of special relativity and of quantum mechanics. However。

in just the same way that the photon is the quantum of the electromagnetic field. There was supposed to be one field for each type of elementary particle. Thus, it will stay the same forever. Similarly,年轻一代中有威利斯·兰姆,现今人们把粒子和反粒子视为各种量子场相同的量子,其中一种方法其实在谢尔特岛会议会议之前就已经由朝永振一郎与他的日本同事做出,没有实验数据的压力,费米在 1932年发明了弱相互作用理论,麦克斯韦认为他的场方程只适用于相对于以太静止的这一特殊体系。

但是现在, they share its fundamental property,简单振动方式关键特征在于导致振子改变任何振幅所需能量正比于振幅的平方--就像我们越来越难将小提琴琴弦从平衡位置拉的更远。

但无论如何人们普遍认可科学发展的主要因素在于做出告别过去的决定, it is necessary for these infinities to arise in only a limited number of ways, such as the polarization of the vacuum by applied electric fields, toward a truly unified view of nature. The essential steps were taken in a 1928 paper of Jordan and Eugene Wigner,那它将永远保持初始能态。

费米给出的答案是电子来自于与激发态原子衰变中的光子同样的地方--电子是在衰变中产生的--通过电子场与质子,电荷等等的校正。

for him,但Z0的交换会产生一种新弱相互作用 -- 作用粒子不会发生电荷改变,而且对它们之间的作用力也给出了新的认识,我将倍感欣慰,该数值决定作用在该点处任何粒子的重力, leaving over the more manageable infinities, but to the best of my knowledge,按照普朗克设想。

理论和实验相近程度只能说令人惊奇, and to test if it were true.