Quantum Field Theory in Accelerated Frames

We study the transformation of inertial Minkowski vacuum to Rindler vacuum of an accelerated observer and find that they are non-unitary Prigogine transformations used for complex systems. In the transformed Hilbert space, time evolution is non-unitary and we examine entropy production. The eternal black hole is also studied using the same formulation. We conclude with explorations of how to obtain a generic quantum gravity state as an acceleration- Prigogine transform of an inertial quantum state.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 14:30 to 16:00
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Space Room