The theoretical physics of the first quarter of the twentieth century-centering around relativity theory and nonrelativistic quantum mechanics-has had a broad influence mathematically. The main achievement of theoretical physics in the following half-century was the development of quantum field theory or QFT. Yet the mathematical influence of QFT still belongs largely to the 21st century, because its mathematical foundations are still not well-understood.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society|
|State||Published - Jan 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics