Detlev Buchholz

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Detlev Buchholz (born 31 May 1944) is a theoretical physicist. He investigates quantum field theory, especially algebraic quantum field theory. His contributions include the concept of infraparticles.

Biography[edit]

Buchholz studied physics in Hannover and Hamburg where he acquired his Diplom. In 1970-1971 he was at the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving his PhD in 1972 under Rudolf Haag he worked at the University of Hamburg and was in 1974-1975 at CERN. From 1975 to 1978 he worked as a research assistant in Hamburg, where he got his habilitation in 1977. In 1978-1979 he had a Max Kade grant at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1979 he was a professor in Hamburg and changed to the University of Göttingen in 1997. He retired in 2010 as professor emeritus.

Using the methods of Tomita–Takesaki theory he obtained the split property, a strong result about the locality of the theory, from nuclearity conditions of the theory. [1] [2]

In 2008 he won the Max Planck Medal. It is awarded annually by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German: German Physical Society)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Buchholz, D.; Wichmann, Eyvind H. (1986). "Causal independence and the energy-level density of states in local quantum field theory". Comm. Math. Phys. 106 (2): 321. Bibcode:1986CMaPh.106..321B. doi:10.1007/BF01454978.  [1]
  2. ^ Buchholz, D.; Yngvason, Jakob (1991). "Generalized nuclearity conditions and the split property in quantum field theory". Letters in Mathematical Physics. 23 (2): 159. Bibcode:1991LMaPh..23..159B. doi:10.1007/BF00703730.  [2]

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