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Richard Lopp | University of Waterloo
Seminar 3: A Covariant Formulation of QED
Please note: this is apart of the seminar series, Light and Atoms.
In the last part of the series, we will study a covariant formulation of QED that goes beyond the simple approach of the Coulomb gauge quantization. Even though that requires imposing additional constraints to find the physical states, it is vital to renormalize divergent quantities. We will also examine a relativistic description of particles. In that case, the particles have to be viewed as excitations from a relativistic quantum matter field.