Einstein Rejects Quantum Field Theory

einsteinEinstein rejects QFT. In spite of his hunt for a singular field theory, Einstein shot down Quantum Field Theory shortly after asking a colleague, Valentin Bargmann, to grant him a private tutorial on the subject. This is not surprising; at the time Quantum Field Theory was simply neither complete nor successful, nor was Bargmann its most ideal spokesperson. We must also look at Einstein’s great mistrust of the QM theory that came before Quantum Field Theory– a mistrust based upon its probabilistic nature.(In QM one could never say where a particle is, simply that it has a specific probability of being here or there.) This randomness was repugnant to Einstein and led to his well-known comment, “I can not believe that God plays dice with the universe.”.  Read more about Quantum Field Theory

 

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