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Quantum Matter Coupled to Classical Gravity

Abstract A problem of interest in theoretical physics is the issue of the evaporation of black holes via Hawking radiation subject to a fixed background. We approach this problem by considering an electromagnetic analogue, where we have substituted Hawking radiation with the Schwinger effect. We treat the case of massless QED in 1+1 dimensions with the path integral approach to quantum field theory, and discuss the resulting Feynman diagrams from our analysis. The results from this thesis may be useful to find a version of the Schwinger effect that can be solved exactly and perturbatively, as this version may provide insights to the gravitational problem of Hawking radiation.
Created Date 2016-05
Contributor Dhumuntarao, Aditya (Author) / Parikh, Maulik (Thesis Director) / Davies, Paul C. W. (Committee Member) / Department of Physics / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Backreactions / Theoretical Physics / Quantum Field Theory / Black Holes / Gravity
Series Academic Year 2015-2016
Type Text
Extent 20 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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