LOG#181. Duality and gravity: a short note.

The 2nd superstring revolution circled/circles about (electromagnetic) duality. In D=4 (or general space-time), duality transformations for the electromagnetic field strength read and for the dual field 2-curvature They are true symmetry for the Maxwell equations in vacuum, , and for … Continue reading

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