Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime

53107  |  Summer term 2013

Prof. Dr. Claus Kiefer

Mondays, 16:00-17:30, in the seminar room of the Institute for Theoretical Physics

Start: April 8, 2013

Specialized Master course within the Primary Area of Specialization GR-QFT

Contents of the lecture

Application of quantum field theory to curved spacetimes described by general relativity

A Penrose diagram of a black hole which forms, and then completely evaporates away due to Hawking radiation.


This course is intended for Master students (or “Diplom-Studierende im Hauptstudium”) with a background knowledge in General Relativity.
For students who have only taken the course “Relativity and Cosmology I” it is recommended to also take this semester’s course “Relativity and Cosmology II”.

It is not necessary to have taken a course on Quantum Field Theory, as all the parts of QFT needed for this course will be presented.


L. Parker and D. Toms, Quantum field theory in curved spacetime (Cambridge)