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"Introduction to quantum field theory and curved space-time"

Dr. William Unruh
University of British Columbia, TAMU


William George "Bill" Unruh is a world-renowned physicist, working at the University of British Columbia, who, among his other important discoveries, predicted that an accelerating observer will observe black-body radiation where an inertial observer would observe none. This effect is now broadly referred to as Unruh radiation.
As a special event, Professor Unruh, a Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University, will deliver two lectures, as a part of the IQSE/AMO quantum optics seminar series, held jointly with the OSA student chapter meeting, introducing the fundamentals of quantum field theory and curved space-time. These lectures will take place on October 4 and 5 and will cover the following topics:
Mode norms
Annihilation and creation operators as you probably don't know them
Acceleration radiation
Black hole evaporation

October 4 and 5, 2018
IQSE 578, 12:00 Noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Lunch will be served 15 minutes prior start time