Fiches de cours

Quantum Field Theory Methods in Gravity and Cosmology

PHYS-738

Lecturer(s) :

Sibiryakov Sergey

Language:

English

Frequency

Only this year

Remarque

Next time: Spring 2020

Summary

The course will 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
     1a) Radiation of particles by moving mirrors and Hawking radiation of black holes 
     1b) Production of particles in an expanding universe 

 

2)  The theory of cosmic inflation
     2a) Production of primordial gravitational waves and density perturbations in the slow-roll model 
     2b) 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
      1
    • Subject examined
      Quantum Field Theory Methods in Gravity and Cosmology
    • Lecture
      12 Hour(s)
    • Exercises
      4 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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