97-415 Bach V., Froehlich J., Sigal I.M.
Renormalization Group Analysis of Spectral Problems in Quantum Field Theory (974K, Postscript) Jul 24, 97
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Abstract. In this paper we present a self-contained and detailed exposition of the new renormalization group technique proposed in \cite{BachFroehlichSigal1995,BachFroehlichSigal1997a}. Its main feature is that the renormalization group transformation acts directly on a space of operators rather than on objects such as a propagator, the partition function, or correlation functions. We apply this renormalization transformation to a Hamiltonian describing the physics of an atom interacting with the quantized electromagnetic field, and we prove that excited atomic states turn into resonances when the coupling between electrons and field is nonvanishing.

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