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Introduction to algebraic quantum field theory in curved spacetime

Date: 
Wednesday 19th October 2005 - 11:00 to 12:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 2
Abstract: 

This talk is a pedagogical introduction to the ideas and methods of quantum field theory in curved spacetime using an approach based on abstract $*$-algebras of observables. In particular, the construction of the algebra used for the real scalar field will be discussed in detail, as will the GNS construction of Hilbert space representations.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons