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Detlev Buchholz is a theoretical physicist at Gottingen University. He investigates quantum field theory, especially algebraic quantum field theory. His contributions include the concept of infraparticles.

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


References

1. ^ Buchholz, D. (1986). "Causal independence and the energy-level density of states in local quantum field theory". Comm. Math. Phys. 106: 321. doi:10.1007/BF01454978. [1]

2. ^ Buchholz, D. (1991). "Generalized nuclearity conditions and the split property in quantum field theory". Lett. Math. Phys. 23: 159. doi:10.1007/BF00703730. [2]

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