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QED and the men who made it : Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga

Author: S S Schweber
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
Series: Princeton series in physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. There appeared to be no way to reconcile the new theory of quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of quantum electrodynamics (QED). This formulation of QED was pioneered by Freeman Dyson, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Freeman J Dyson; Richard Phillips Feynman; Julian Schwinger; Julian Schwinger; Freeman J Dyson; Richard Phillips Feynman; Shinʼichirō Tomonaga
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S S Schweber
ISBN: 0691036853 9780691036854 0691033277 9780691033273
OCLC Number: 28966591
Description: xxviii, 732 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The birth of quantum field theory --
The 1930s --
The war and its aftermath --
Three conferences: Shelter Island, Pocono, and Oldstone --
The lamb shift and the magnetic moment of the electron --
Tomonaga and the rebuilding of Japanese physics --
Julian Schwinger and the formalization of quantum field theory --
Richard Feynman and the visualization of space-time process --
Freeman Dyson and the structure of quantum field theory --
QED Switzerland.
Series Title: Princeton series in physics.
Responsibility: Silvan S. Schweber.
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In the 1930s, physics was in a crisis. In the post-World War II period, four eminent physicists rose to the challenge and developed a calculable version of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED). This book  Read more...

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