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.uniheidelberg.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 spacetime – part I 
Feb 02  Digesh Raut (UA)  Aside on: PostNewtonian effects of Dirac particle in curved spacetime – III : the muon g2 in the Earth’s gravity [1801.10246 [hepph]]
Vacuum in a Quantum Field Theory in curved spacetime – 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  Prof. Dr. Allen Stern (UA)  Noncommutative AdS2/CFT1 – part I 
Mar 02  Prof. Dr. Allen Stern (UA)  Noncommutative 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  Roshan Koirala (UA)  TBA 
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  