Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect

Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect

Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect
by Ted Jacobson

Publisher: arXiv 2004
Number of pages: 59

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These notes introduce the subject of quantum field theory in curved spacetime and some of its applications and the questions they raise. Topics include particle creation in time-dependent metrics, quantum origin of primordial perturbations, Hawking effect, the trans-Planckian question, and Hawking radiation on a lattice.

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