In my recent paper(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0705.3542

entitled

"Is quantum field theory a genuine quantum theory? Foundational insights on particles and strings"

I argue the following:

Practically measurable quantities resulting from quantum field theory are not described by hermitian operators, contradicting one of the cornerstone axioms of orthodox quantum theory. This could be a sign that some of the axioms of orthodox quantum theory should be reformulated. A non-orthodox reformulation of quantum theory based on integral curves of particle currents is advocated and possible measurable manifestations are discussed. The consistency with particle creation and destruction requires particles to be extended objects, which can be viewed as a new derivation of string theory. Within this reformulation, an indirect low-energy test of string theory is also possible.

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