Event Title

Ambiguity of the Vacuum

Presenter Information

Kelvin Lui, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Davis 301

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 10:55 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

Quantum Theory and General Relativity are two of the greatest discoveries within the past century, both verified experimentally with much success. Nonetheless, an attempt to unify the two has ultimately been impossible. I will consider at Classical Mechanics and its transition into Classical Field Theory, the quantization of the Field Theory, and finally Quantum Field Theory in Curved spacetime. Furthermore, I will discuss the consequences of the vacuum within the context of an expanding universe and the issues that arise from it.

Faculty Sponsor

Duncan Tate

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Physics and Astronomy Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1046

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 10:55 AM

Ambiguity of the Vacuum

Davis 301

Quantum Theory and General Relativity are two of the greatest discoveries within the past century, both verified experimentally with much success. Nonetheless, an attempt to unify the two has ultimately been impossible. I will consider at Classical Mechanics and its transition into Classical Field Theory, the quantization of the Field Theory, and finally Quantum Field Theory in Curved spacetime. Furthermore, I will discuss the consequences of the vacuum within the context of an expanding universe and the issues that arise from it.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/349