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A Spacetime Approach to Defining Vacuum States and Entropy

@inproceedings{Yazdi2013ASA,
  title={A Spacetime Approach to Defining Vacuum States and Entropy},
  author={Yasaman K. Yazdi},
  year={2013}
}
We apply a recent proposal for a distinguished ground state of a quantum field in a globally hyperbolic spacetime to the free massless scalar field in a causal diamond in two-dimensional Minkowski space. We investigate the two limits in which the Wightman function is evaluated (i) for pairs of points that lie in the centre of the diamond (i.e. far from the boundaries), and (ii) for pairs of points that are close to the left or right corner. We find that in the centre, the Minkowski vacuum state… Expand

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