A Fully-Relativistic Bandlimit on Quantum Fields' Two-Point Correlation Functions

Playing this video requires the latest flash player from Adobe.

Download link (right click and 'save-as') for playing in VLC or other compatible player.

Recording Details

PIRSA Number: 


The bridge between continuous information and discrete information is provided by sampling theory. In this talk, I will discuss an application of covariant sampling theory to cosmology (see the previous talk by Dr. R. Martin). In cosmology, the two-point correlation function of a quantum field is of central importance because it is a measure of the size of the fluctuations of the quantum field and of the entanglement of the vacuum in a given spacetime. Furthermore, the two-point function is experimentally accessible through the cosmic microwave background. Using covariant sampling theory, I will show how an information-theoretic bandlimit imposed at the Planck scale manifests itself in the two-point function. We will examine this bandlimit in Minkowski space and in de Sitter space.