Semester Topic Spring 2018: Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime

In selected weeks, we will have formal seminar talks by external speakers. All other talks in the HEP seminar are held by students for students. Clearly, faculty members will also participate. The format is informal. The talks are 45 minutes long, plus a generous amount of discussion time.

Location: 338 Gallalee Hall
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Some references: 

Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime by Leonard Parker and David Toms;

Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics R. M. Wald;

Link to a seminar with this topic (including notes): http://www.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/~witkowski/curved/

Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 12 Everyone Organizational meeting
Jan 19 Dr. Arindam Das (Korea Institute for Advanced Study) Recent updates on the right handed neutrino searches at the LHC
Jan 26 Digesh Raut (UA) Vacuum in a Quantum Field Theory in curved space-time – part I
Feb 02 Digesh Raut (UA) Aside on: Post-Newtonian effects of Dirac particle in curved spacetime – III : the muon g-2 in the Earth’s gravity [1801.10246 [hep-ph]]

Vacuum in a Quantum Field Theory in curved space-time – part II

Feb 09 Casey Cartwright (UA) The relation between spin statistics and dynamics in a curved spacetime and the probability distribution of created particles

Notes

Feb 16 Markus Garbiso (UA) A Theoretical Introduction to embedding Spinors in Curved Space (with all the spin connections)
Feb 23 Prof. Dr. Allen Stern (UA) Non-commutative AdS2/CFT1 – part I
Mar 02 Prof. Dr. Allen Stern (UA) Non-commutative AdS2/CFT1 – part II
Mar 09, Mar 16 Spring Break
Mar 23 Desmond Villalba (UA) Hawking Radiation in a Nutshell
Mar 30

Apr 06

 No Seminar

Honors Day

Apr 13 Alexander Daniels (UA) Examining the mathematical foundations of Quantum Gravity: From Spaces to Categories
Apr 20

Apr 27

Roshan Koirala (UA) Black hole information paradox and firewall paradox – part I

Black hole information paradox and firewall paradox – part II

May 04 Everybody (UA) Discussion: Fall 2018 term topic

Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester Topic
Fall 2017 Supersymmetry
Spring 2017 Synergy – different views on the same topic
Fall 2016 Limitations of quantum field theory
Spring 2016 Introduction to string theory