Archive for November 6th, 2008

I have received recently a shiny new copy of the book by Tom Banks: Modern QFT, a concise introduction. Tom is one of the deepest thinkers I know, as well as one of the best mentors in the business. The way I think about many issues in QFT and quantum gravity, and physics in general, was shaped by many hours of conversations with him.  I was therefore waiting impatiently for the release of this book, and when I finally got it, it did not disappoint (any text about QFT that starts with a section “Why QFT?”, cannot be all bad…). Since it really is concise, it probably should not be the only QFT text you read. But, if you want to understand the subject well, and see how all the parts fit together, this should definitely be one of the first places to look.

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