Lectures on quantum field theory in curved spacetime

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These notes provide an introduction to quantum field theory in curved space- times, starting from the beginning but leading to some areas of current research. Topics covered include: globally hyperbolic spacetimes, canonical quantization, Euclidean Green functions, the Unruh effect, gravitational particle production, algebraic quantization, the Hadamard and microlocal spectrum conditions, and quantum energy inequalities. Table of Contents: 1 Introduction, scope and literature 2 Manifolds, covariant derivatives and all that 3 The classical KleintextendashGordon field 4 Canonical quantization of the KleintextendashGordon field 5 Algebraic approach to quantization 6 Microlocal analysis and the Hadamard condition 7 Closing remarks and additional literature http://www.mis.mpg.de/publications/other-series/ln/lecturenote-3908.html
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMax-Planck-Institut fuer Mathematik in der Naturwissenschaften
VolumeLecture note 39/2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Mathematical Physics

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