These notes introduce the subject of quantum field theory in curved spacetime and some of its applications and the questions they raise. Topics include particle creation in time-dependent metrics, quantum origin of primordial perturbations, Hawking effect, the trans-Planckian question, and Hawking radiation on a lattice.
- Pub Date:
- August 2003
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- Based on lectures given at the CECS School on Quantum Gravity in Valdivia, Chile, January 2002, 59 pages, 5 figures