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Quantum Field Theory and Gravity

Conceptual and Mathematical Advances in the Search for a Unified Framework

by Felix Finster

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Springer Basel in Basel .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematics,
  • Global analysis (Mathematics),
  • Field theory (Physics),
  • Global Analysis and Analysis on Manifolds,
  • Field Theory and Polynomials

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Felix Finster, Olaf Müller, Marc Nardmann, Jürgen Tolksdorf, Eberhard Zeidler
    ContributionsMüller, Olaf, Nardmann, Marc, Tolksdorf, Jürgen, Zeidler, Eberhard, SpringerLink (Online service)
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27084065M
    ISBN 109783034800433

    Unified field theory,, in particle physics, an attempt to describe all fundamental forces and the relationships between elementary particles in terms of a single theoretical physics, forces can be described by fields that mediate interactions between separate the midth century James Clerk Maxwell formulated the first field theory in his theory of . The renormalizable quantum gravity introduced in this book offers a theory in which such a world is described by a certain conformal field theory and a deviation from there is handled as a perturbation. This is the state-of-the-art of modern physics that will help in understa.

    Response. Stephen Barr said about the book, "Like the famous Feynman Lectures on Physics, this book has the flavor of a good blackboard lecture". Michael Peskin's review in Classical and Quantum Gravity said, "This is quantum field theory taught at the knee of an eccentric uncle; one who loves the grandeur of his subject, has a keen eye for a slick argument, and is eager to .   Indeed. For instance gravity in d=2+1 is equivalent (with due care, see below) to Chern-Simons gauge theory (for the Poincare or (anti-)deSitter group as the gauge group, depending on the sign of the cosmological constant). Generally, in any dimension the space of pseudo-Riemannian metrics (and hence the space of field histories of gravity) is a subspace of .

    It remains an important subject for the understanding of such contemporary topics as inflationary cosmology, quantum gravity and superstring theory. This book provides, for mathematicians, an introduction to this field of physics in a language and from a viewpoint which such a Cited by: "Like the famous Feynman Lectures on Physics, this book has the flavor of a good blackboard lecture." —Stephen Barr, Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware. My textbook on modern quantum field theory, published by Princeton University Press, is aimed at those who have studied quantum mechanics.


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Quantum Field Theory and Gravity by Felix Finster Download PDF EPUB FB2

Quantum Field Theory and Gravity book book by Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, is good for someone with background on gravity and condense matter, but will mess up the beginner's mind with bombarding of variety of topic.

I personally suggest, Ashok Das, Ryder, and Mandel & Shaw. Its (as yet undetected) particle is called the “graviton”, and it is a quantized ripple in the gravitational field in just the same way as I was describing. But it is also true that so far there is no consistent quantum field theory of gravity (despite decades of attempts).

This book, first published inis an introductory textbook on quantum field theory in gravitational backgrounds intended for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in the fields of theoretical astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, and string by: It contains a carefully selected cross-section of lively discussions which took place in autumn at the fifth conference "Quantum field theory and gravity - Conceptual and mathematical advances in the search for a unified framework" in Regensburg, : Felix Finster.

“The book qualifies as a very valuable addition to the quantum field theory literature with the distinctive merit of presenting quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory in a clear way accessible to graduate students and likely useful also to researchers in quantum field theory and elementary particle theory.” (Franco Strocchi, zbMATH).

This book presents different approaches to a rigorous unified description of quantum fields and gravity. It contains a carefully selected cross-section of lively discussions which took place in autumn at the fifth conference "Quantum field theory and gravity - Conceptual and mathematical advances in the search for a unified framework" in.

Loop quantum gravity is absolutely a quantum field theory, but it is not a local quantum field theory in the same sense as quantum electrodynamics (QED), for example. Rather, loop quantum gravity is still a quantum field theory in the mathematical. The topics of quantum field theory on curved backgrounds, the ADM formulation and a brief introduction of the Horava–Lifshitz quantum gravity are also presented.

A standard discussion of the cosmological constant problem is found in the classic paper [ 1 ], and a lucid presentation of the current observational and theoretical status of dark. Zee’s two other Nutshells, “Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell” and “Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists” are superb books[math]^{[1]}[/math].

His Quantum field theory (QFT) book is written in the same style: fun, breezy and full of insights. “A book that finally gets it right. Brooks presents the news about quantum field theory in a non-technical but accurate manner.

His explanatory technique of using different colors to represent different fields is a stroke of pedagogical genius. Anybody who wants to understand quantum physics should read this book.” Art Hobson, Millikan. First, Einstein’s relativity utterly changed the way we think about space, time, motion and gravity.

Then the quantum revolution of the. Ironically, this discovery of a “particle” is a further validation and triumph of quantum field theory. You see, the Higgs mechanism, as described in “Electroweark unification” (Chapter 5), was suggested as a way to explain the large mass of weak field quanta, and the way this is accomplished – the only way – is via a Higgs field.

Peter Woit is writing a book, Quantum Theory, Groups and Representations: An Introduction,and has a PDF of the draft version linked here. He has now come up with the slogan “Quantum Theory is Representation Theory”, after postulating “What’s Hard to Understand is Classical Mechanics, Not Quantum Mechanics“.

I’ve recently become interested in the mathematics of. While this remains true, science has progressed since the invention of quantum mechanics and scientists currently use an extended form of quantum mechanics called quantum field theory or QFT.

Available for the first time in paperback, The Quantum Theory of Fields is a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date introduction to quantum field theory from Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg.

Volume I introduces the foundations of quantum field by: Gravity is about more than an apple falling from a tree, but that doesn't mean science can completely explain it yet. Paul Sutter digs deeper into quantizing : Paul Sutter. speaking, not as classical eld theories but as quantum eld theories, and it is usually in a course in quantum eld theory that these other eld theories are described.

So, in a typical physics curriculum, it is through such courses that a student normally gets exposed to the tools and results of classical eld theory.

This book reAuthor: Charles G Torre. On Gravity and Levity; A children’s picture-book introduction to quantum field theory. Aug by Brian. that the usual introduction to quantum field theory didn’t look quite so much like this. Because behind the equations of QFT there really is a tremendous amount of imagination, and a great deal of wonder.

This book takes a pedagogical approach to explaining quantum gravity, supersymmetry and string theory in a coherent way. It is aimed at graduate students and researchers in quantum field theory and high-energy physics.

The first part of the book introduces quantum gravity, without requiring previous knowledge of general relativity (GR). The general area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime is now well established.

(Several reviews emphasizing various aspects are [1] [2][3][4][5] and earlier influential treatments include. Since Lee Smolin has been one of the leading figures both in the string theory and in the theory of loop quantum gravity, I hoped this book would clarify some questions I was left with after reading Carlo Rovelli's Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity.I think the main reason both the books failed to do the job is the fact that I lack the adequate background to /5.An overview is presented of the progress being made toward a quantum theory of gravity.

The subjects addressed include quantum field theory in curved space-times, supergravity, cosmology, black holes, and related topics. A variety of approaches ranging from the highly mathematical to the speculative is by: This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity.

Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are Author: François Gelis.