Semiclassical and Stochastic Gravity

Quantum Field Effects on Curved Spacetime

; Enric Verdaguer

An overview of semi-classical gravity theory and stochastic gravity as theories of quantum gravity in curved space-time. Les mer
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An overview of semi-classical gravity theory and stochastic gravity as theories of quantum gravity in curved space-time.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Preface; 1. Overview: main themes. Key issues. Reader's guide; Part I. Effective Action and Regularization, Stress Tensor and Fluctuations: 2. `In-out' effective action. Dimensional regularization; 3. `In-in' effective action. Stress tensor. Thermal fields; 4. Stress-energy tensor and correlators: zeta-function method; 5. Stress-energy tensor and correlation. Point separation; Part II. Infrared Behavior, 2Pi, 1/n Backreaction and Semiclassical Gravity: 6. Infrared behavior of interacting quantum fields; 7. Advanced field theory topics; 8. Backreaction of early universe quantum processes; Part III. Stochastic Gravity: 9. Metric correlations at one-loop: in-in and large N; 10. The Einstein-Langevin equation; 11. Metric fluctuations in Minkowski spacetime; Part IV. Cosmological and Black Hole Backreaction with Fluctuations: 12. Cosmological backreaction with fluctuations; 13. Structure formation in the early universe; 14. Black hole backreaction and fluctuations; Part V. Quantum Curvature Fluctuations in De Sitter Spacetime: 15. Stress-energy tensor fluctuations in de Sitter space; 16. Two-point metric perturbations in de Sitter; 17. Riemann tensor correlator in de Sitter; 18. Epilogue: linkage with quantum gravity; References; Index.

Om forfatteren

Bei-Lok B. Hu is Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and co-authored Nonequilibrium Quantum Field Theory (Cambridge, 2008). His research in theoretical physics focuses on gravitation and quantum theory. Enric Verdaguer is Professor of Physics at the Universitat de Barcelona. He is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society, specializes in gravitation and gravitational quantum physics, and is co-author of Gravitational Solitons (Cambridge, 2001).