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WP20 Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spaces (TC3)

The module covers the following topics: From harmonic oscillators to classical fields, quantization of fields, particles in curved space-time, quantum fields in expanding universe, Quantum fields in de Sitter space, accelerated observer and Unruh effect, Hawking effect, Casimir effect, path integral and effective action, heat kernel method, vacuum polarization and renormalization, conformal anomaly. The module aims to convey familiarity with the basic concepts of quantum effects in an external gravitational field and familiarity with the most important concepts of quantum field theory.
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