Michael Dütsch, Guest of Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Göttingen, Germany
Book(s): From Classical Field Theory to Perturbative Quantum Field Theory, 2018
Homepage(s): InspireHEP, nLab, ResearchGate
On this website: https://81018.com/transformation/#12f
First email: 5 August 2019
Connection between the renormalization groups of Stückelberg-Petermann and Wilson
Dear Prof. Dr. Michael Dütsch:
I have this hunch that the renormalization groups actually tell us
a little something special about the very nature of infinity.
Is that silliness at the outset?
Of course, I thank you for all your very substantial work, especially your work within ArXiv particularly the following which are now on my reading list:
Keywords: Finite quantum field theory (FQFT), causal perturbation theory, Scaling (geometry), perturbative quantum field theory, AQFT,
Main Theorem of Renormalization of Stora and Popineau
Epstein-Glaser renormalization (causal perturbation theory) appears to have no infinities. Renormalization (in $x$-space) amounts to the extension of a distribution which is defined outside the point $x=0$to a distribution which is defined everywhere. This extension is non-unique; the renormalization group describes this indefiniteness.