When I proposed "quantum field theory", I was hoping to get both special
relativity and quantum mechanics at one go. So general relativity was
listed separately because it involves ideas not yet incorporated into
quantum field theory. If you'll allow me, I'll rewrite the first two items
on the list as
1. Special and general relativity
2. Quantum mechanics and quantum field theory
> > 2. Quantum field theory
>
> Which one? QED? The Standard Model? Superstrings? Whose version?
> Feynman? Schwinger? Tomonaga?
QED, the standard model and string theory would all be nice to hang onto,
but more important is the idea of a quantum field in general. I would
want to include both a formal approach to field quantization (involving
operators) and Feynman's sum-over-histories concept.
-- -mitch http://desire.apana.org.au/~qix