Use this tag for questions about quantum field theory in theoretical/mathematical physics. Quantum Field Theory is the theoretical framework describing the quantization of classical fields allowing a Lorentz-invariant formulation of quantum mechanics. Associate with [tag:mathematical-physics] if necessary.
Quantum field theory (QFT) is a theoretical framework that combines classical field theory, special relativity, and quantum mechanics and is used to construct physical models of subatomic particles in particle physics/high-energy physics, quasiparticles in condensed matter physics and highly relevant to statistical field theory.
QFT treats particles as excited states (also called quanta) of their underlying fields, which are — in a sense—more fundamental than the basic particles. Interactions between particles are described by interaction terms in the Lagrangian involving their corresponding fields. Each interaction can be visually represented by Feynman diagrams, which are formal computational tools, in the process of relativistic perturbation theory.