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Book-Review - Aspects of Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime
Preface 1. A quick course in quantum mechanics 2. Self-adjoint, elliptic differential operators and eigen-function expansions 3. Quantisation of a static, scalar field theory 4. Two-point functions
Trace Anomalies and the Hawking Effect
The general spherically symmetric, static solution of ∇νTμν = 0 in the exterior Schwarzschild metric is expressed in terms of two integration constants and two arbitrary functions, one of which is
Radiation from a moving mirror in two dimensional space-time: conformal anomaly
The energy-momentum tensor is calculated in the two dimensional quantum theory of a massless scalar field influenced by the motion of a perfectly reflecting boundary (mirror). This simple model
Nonuniqueness of Canonical Field Quantization in Riemannian Space-Time
We point out and discuss an ambiguity which arises in the quantum theory of fields when the background metric is not explicitly Minkowskian-in other words, when an external gravitational field, real
Energy-momentum tensor near an evaporating black hole
We calculate the vacuum expectation value, T/sub ..mu nu../, of the energy--momentum tensor of a massless scalar field in a general two-dimensional spacetime and evaluate it in a two-dimensional
Adiabatic regularization of the energy momentum tensor of a quantized field in homogeneous spaces
In the theory of a quantized scalar field interacting with the classical Einstein gravitational field, the formal expression for the energy-momentum tensor has infinite expectation values. We propose
Radiation from moving mirrors and from black holes
We extend our previous work on scalar quantum particle production by moving mirrors in two-dimensional flat space-time to models with asymptotically null trajectories. This proves to have
Singularity structure of the two-point function in quantum field theory in curved spacetime
In the point-splitting prescription for renormalizing the stress-energy tensor of a scalar field in curved spacetime, it is assumed that the anticommutator expectation valueG(x,