13/07/2018, 15:00 — 16:00 — Sala P3.10, Pavilhão de Matemática
Moritz Reintjes, Instituto Superior Técnico
The quantised Dirac field and the fermionic signature operator (II)
In this mini course I am going to introduce the Dirac equation (describing fermions) in Minkowski spacetime and explain how to extend the equation to curved spacetimes (Lecture 1). In Lecture 2, I will introduce the canonical quantisation of the Dirac field in Minkowski spacetime and describe the problem of time-dependent external fields in the canonical quantisation formalism. In Lecture 3, I will present a proposal of myself and Felix Finster addressing the problem of time-dependent external fields and spacetimes, based on the fermionic signature operator.