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Haag's theorem


Explanations in this section should contain no formulas, but instead colloquial things like you would hear them during a coffee break or at a cocktail party.


For the best explanation, see the section "How to stop worrying about Haag's theorem" in the book "The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory" by A. Duncan


The motto in this section is: the higher the level of abstraction, the better.

Why is it interesting?

According to something called Haagís theorem there appears to be no known consistent formalism within which interacting quantum field theory can be expressed.

p. 115 in "An interpretative introduction to quantum Field theory" by Teller (1995)


Why is there no problem in practical QFT calculations?

Contributing authors:

Jakob Schwichtenberg Tesmi Tekle
theorems/haags_theorem.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/09 09:06 by tesmitekle