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Classical and Quantum Fields near Black Holes

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This Chapter contains brief review of the theory of classical and quantum fields propagating in the black hole geometry. It includes such subjects as quasinormal modes and ringing radiation, ... More


Is Particle Physics Particle Physics?

Laura Ruetsche

in Interpreting Quantum Theories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199535408
eISBN:
9780191728525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535408.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter develops a case for attributing quantum field theory a particle ontology. When the space of physical states of the theory resides in a Fock space, the observables constituting a particle ... More


Particles and the Void

Laura Ruetsche

in Interpreting Quantum Theories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199535408
eISBN:
9780191728525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535408.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers, and finds wanting, several responses to the challenge Chapter 9 announces to interpretations which equip quantum field theory with a particle ontology. One response appeals to ... More


Quantum fields in curved spacetime

Michael Kachelriess

in Quantum Fields: From the Hubble to the Planck Scale

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198802877
eISBN:
9780191841330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802877.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

After a review of conformal symmetry, this chapter covers the quantisation of fields in curved space-times. It is shown that field operators defined with respect to different vacua are related by a ... More


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