The First Quantum Field Theory | Space Time


Published on Jun 28, 2017

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Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Quantum Electrodynamics is the first true Quantum Field Theory. Part 2 in our series on Quantum Field Theory. Signup for your free trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/D0Ne30beNrn You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t­shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_… Thumbnail image created by epp.golp http://epp.ist.utl.pt/ Previous Episode: Anti-Matter and Quantum Field Theory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYkaa… Quantum mechanics is perhaps the most unintuitive theory ever devised. And yet it’s also the most successful, in terms of sheer predictive power. Simply by following the math of quantum mechanics, incredible discoveries have been made. Its wild success tells us that the mathematical description provided by quantum mechanics reflects deep truths about reality. And by far the most successful, most predictive formulation of quantum mechanics is quantum field theory. It is our best description we have of the fundamental workings of reality. And the first part of quantum field theory that was derived – quantum electrodynamics – is the most precise, most accurate of all. Written and Hosted by Matt O’Dowd Produced by Rusty Ward Graphics by Kurt Ross Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Comments answer by Matt: Feynstein 100 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYkaa… Vacuum Diagrams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYkaa… Norbert Laskowski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYkaa… Christian Haas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYkaa… John LaBrie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYkaa…

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