Special Issue "Physics and Symmetries of Commutative and Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 July 2023) | Viewed by 6108
Quantum field theory (QFT) is a theoretical framework that combines classical field theory and quantum mechanical principles to describe the nature around us. It has been extremely successful in constructing physical models in particle physics (especially the QED and Standard model) and condensed matter physics, and has important implications in quantum aspects of gravity theories.
QFT is a result of constructing a theory that describes the many-particle sys-tems in accordance with the quantum mechanical principles together with the principles of special relativity. The Poincaré symmetry is thus incorporated in the theory from the very beginning. It is believed that for particles with very high energies the gravity effects become significant, so that these particles no longer "see" the spacetime as smooth and continuous, but instead they see it as quantized or fuzzy. The QFT constructed on such deformed manifolds requires a new framework. Such framework could be provided via the noncommutative geometry, where the search for the diffeomorphisms leaving spacetime invariant leads to deformation of Poincaré symmetry.
Even though QFT has had much success in explaining phenomenological phenomena, its mathematical rigor (in some aspects) is still a topic of interest and work for many mathematical physicists. Noncommutative geometry and noncommutative QFTs have promising results in explaining the geometry of particle interactions, providing a framework even for quantum aspects of gravity and even lifting the theory to a more rigorous formulation.
This Special Issue will publish contributions on various aspects of commutative and noncommutative QFTs, studying the interplay between them, symmetries and their generalizations, and their applications in the quantum aspects of spacetime. The articles are expected to present some new or recent results in the field along with a general review of the problem and a history of the problem in matter.
Dr. Tajron Jurić
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- Quantum field theory and the principle of symmetry
- Noncommutative geometry, spectral triple, and spectral action
- Symmetry in mathematical physics
- Space-time symmetries
- Generalized symmetries, Hopf algebras, and quantum groups
- Noncommutative QFTs and gravity
- QFT in curved spaces
- Quantization and symmetry
- Renormalization (Wilson, Epstein–Glaser, Algebraic, etc.)
- Axiomatic-, Algebraic-, Constructive-QFT