LOG#145. Basic QFT in curved ST(V): the Hawking effect.

Dedicated to the warm memory of my hero as theoretical physicist S.W. Hawking. R.I.P. 1942-2018 Idea: Black Holes (BH) are “not” truly black. BH emit thermal radiation at the Hawking temperature and it is proportional to the surface gravity () … Continue reading

LOG#144. Basic QFT in curved ST(IV): the Unruh effect.

What is the Unruh effect? Description: any accelerated observer in the traditional Minkovski state OBSERVE a thermal spectrum of particles. When we refer to the accelerated observer, usually it is called the Rindler observer in the literature as well. In … Continue reading

LOG#143. Basic QFT in curved ST(III).

We are now ready to go back to curved spacetime in the IN/OUT formalism! We have Indeed, where when we get particles from gravity! The particle density reads For instance, in a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric (FRW universe) we obtain where is … Continue reading

LOG#142. Basic QFT in curved ST(II).

I. Back to QFT in flat Spacetime. Any scalar quantum field has an action and lagrangian density: in D spacetime dimensions. The lagrangian density is usually written as follows The EOM (equation of motion) reads: A nice feynmanity! Indeed, it … Continue reading

LOG#141. Basic QFT in curved ST(I).

This post begins a thread about Quantum Field Theory (QFT) in curved spacetime (ST). They are based on some of my notes about the subject. Enjoy it! I. LIMITS FROM QUANTUM MECHANICS AND GENERAL RELATIVITY. The Einstein-Hilbert action in General … Continue reading