Definition of quantum electrodynamics

: quantum mechanics applied to electrical interactions (as between nuclear particles)

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Under good experimental conditions, the very fabric of space and time are torn asunder, testing quantum electrodynamics to destruction. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Trampoline mirror may push laser pulse through fabric of the Universe," 14 Sep. 2019 Through the work of Feynman, Dyson, Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, a new and improved theory of quantum electrodynamics was born. Quanta Magazine, "How Feynman Diagrams Revolutionized Physics," 14 May 2019

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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