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: 3:15 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 |
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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 |
Feb 16 | Markus Garbiso (UA) | A Theoretical Introduction to embedding Spinors in Curved Space (with all the spin connections) |
Feb 23 | Desmond Villalba (UA) | TBA |
Mar 02 | ||
Mar 09, Mar 16 | Spring Break | |
Mar 23 | ||
Mar 30 | ||
Apr 06 | – | Honors Day |
Apr 13 | ||
Apr 20 |
Previous HEP Theory Seminars
Semester | Topic | |
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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 | |