Locally covariant quantum field theory and the spin–statistics connection

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The framework of locally covariant quantum field theory (QFT), an axiomatic approach to QFT in curved spacetime (CST), is reviewed. As a specific focus, the connection between spin and statistics is examined in this context. A new approach is given, which allows for a more operational description of theories with spin and for the derivation of a more general version of the spin–statistics connection in CSTs than previously available. This part of the text is based on [C. J. Fewster, arXiv:1503.05797.] and a forthcoming publication; the emphasis here is on the fundamental ideas and motivation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1630015
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2016
EventFourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting - MG14 - University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 201518 Jul 2015

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