Quantum field theory

Frank Wilczek
1999 Reviews of Modern Physics  
I discuss the general principles underlying quantum field theory, and attempt to identify its most profound consequences. The deepest of these consequences result from the infinite number of degrees of freedom invoked to implement locality. I mention a few of its most striking successes, both achieved and prospective. Possible limitations of quantum field theory are viewed in the light of its history.
doi:10.1103/revmodphys.71.s85 fatcat:pvmkbwzx7bdotfvlxja4dtagt4