Miklos Redei


London School of Economics and Political Science

Hilbert's 6th problem and constructive quantum field theory

Hilbert formulated the program of axiomatizing physical theories in his 1900 lecture in Paris onopen problems in mathematics; this was the 6th of the 23 open problems. Hilbert’ short formulation ofthe 6th problem does not specify what precisely axiomatization in physics means and how it is relatedto the investigation of the ”foundations” of science; which Hilbert also mentions in his 6th problemas being of prime importance.