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Dorota Grabowska

Why physicists adhere to quantum theory despite bafflement

At Symmetry Magazine: Quantum field theory is rife with something mathematicians can’t stand: unresolved infinities. In a 1977 essay, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg wrote that “[Quantum field theory’s] reputation among physicists suffered frequent fluctuations… at times dropping so low that quantum field theory came close to be[ing] abandoned altogether.” (But it was kept because it works. And what might that point to?) Read More ›