Lectures on quantum field theory in curved spacetime

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Author(s)

Department/unit(s)

Publication details

DatePublished - 2008
PublisherMax-Planck-Institut fuer Mathematik in der Naturwissenschaften
VolumeLecture note 39/2008
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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

    Research areas

  • Mathematical Physics

Discover related content

Find related publications, people, projects, datasets and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations