Locally Covariant Quantum Field Theories

  • Romeo Brunetti
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 251)

4.4 Conclusions and Outlook

The generally covariant treatment of QFT discussed in this paper is based on the first principle that ensures equivalence of observable algebras based on isometric regions of different space-times. That’s all one needs to proceed, at the conceptual level. Important developments are those connected to the works of Hollands and Wald, Verch, Hollands, Ruzzi, and one easily foresees applications of the framework to interesting situations, such as those related to AdS space-time, or in general theories on space-times with boundaries, to the exploitation of the renormalization group at the algebraic level and its possible use towards a clarification of the role of the conformal anomaly in the treatment of theories on asymptotically AdS space-times. Another, perhaps more important topic, is that related to background independent formulation of perturbative quantum gravity. We hope to report on these soon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Romeo Brunetti
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  1. 1.II. Institut für Theoretische PhysikHamburgGermany

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