The scientists who helped develop the study of quantum field theories
at small scales and the scientists who introduced the use of scaling
techniques to study critical phenomena sometimes generate different
periodizations of the evolution of their closely related fields.
These periodizations reflect differences about the historical development
of common practices, the conceptual content and foundations of those
practices, and their epistemic implications. The master timeline
below contains events in different periodizations, depending on
the topic categories chosen for viewing. Each event can become a
topic of discussion, with members commenting on current entries,
as well as adding any further entries they deem relevant.
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