Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Quantum Field Theory Methods in Gravity and Cosmology

PHYS-738

Lecturer(s) :

Sibiryakov Sergey

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Every 2 years / Next time: Spring 2019

Summary

The aim of the course is to address several topics in the modern theory of gravity and cosmology, which involve in an essential way the quantum properties of fundamental fields.

Content

Topics to be covered:

1. Quantum fields in curved space-time

    1. a) Hawking radiation of black holes and the information paradox

    1. b) Production of particles in an expanding universe


 2. The theory of cosmic inflation

     2. a) Production of primordial gravitational waves and density perturbations in the  slow-roll model

     2. b) Extensions of the simplest model: effective theory of inflation

     2. c) Statistical properties of the primordial spectra

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Foundations of quantum field theory and general relativity

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Quantum Field Theory Methods in Gravity and Cosmology
    • Lecture
      20 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      10 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German