Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime

Lecturer: Jürgen Schaffner-Bielich

WiSe 2020/21

Lectures: Th 11am-1pm, online

Content: Classical and quantum theory, Driven harmonic oscillator,
From harmonic oscillators to fields, Reminder: Classical fields,
Quantum fields in expanding universe, Quantum fields in the de Sitter Universe, Unruh effect, Hawking effect. Thermodynamics of black holes, Casimir effect

The lectures will be based on the textbook

Mukhanov and Winitzki: Introduction to Quantum Effects in Gravity

The lectures are intended for undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The material covered is self-contained and only a basic knowledge in general relativity is assumed.

The lectures will be recorded.  The videos and the course material can be found in OLAT