## Lectures on quantum field theory in curved spacetime

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Date | Published - 2008 |
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Publisher | Max-Planck-Institut fuer Mathematik in der Naturwissenschaften |
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Volume | Lecture note 39/2008 |
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Original language | English |
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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

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