Topological quantum field theories
Albert Schwarz
2000-11-29T23:59:59.000Z
Following my plenary lecture on ICMP2000 I review my results concerning two closely related topics: topological quantum field theories and the problem of quantization of gauge theories. I start with old results (first examples of topological quantum field theories were constructed in my papers in late seventies) and I come to some new results, that were not published yet.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory
Woit, Peter
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory Peter Woit woit@math.columbia.edu Department of Mathematics Columbia University Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory p.1 #12;Outline of the talk · Quantum Mechanics and Representation Theory: Some History Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory
Reverse Engineering Quantum Field Theory
Robert Oeckl
2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
An approach to the foundations of quantum theory is advertised that proceeds by "reverse engineering" quantum field theory. As a concrete instance of this approach, the general boundary formulation of quantum theory is outlined.
Noncommutative Quantum Field Theories
H. O. Girotti
2003-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
We start by reviewing the formulation of noncommutative quantum mechanics as a constrained system. Then, we address to the problem of field theories defined on a noncommutative space-time manifold. The Moyal product is introduced and the appearance of the UV/IR mechanism is exemplified. The emphasis is on finding and analyzing noncommutative quantum field theories which are renormalizable and free of nonintegrable infrared singularities. In this last connection we give a detailed discussion of the quantization of the noncommutative Wess-Zumino model as well as of its low energy behavior.
Experimental quantum field theory
Bell, J S
1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Presented here, is, in the opinion of the author, the essential minimum of quantum field theory that should be known to cultivated experimental particle physicists. The word experimental describes not only the audience aimed at but also the level of mathematical rigour aspired to. (0 refs).
Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
Hans Halvorson; Michael Mueger
2006-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
Algebraic quantum field theory provides a general, mathematically precise description of the structure of quantum field theories, and then draws out consequences of this structure by means of various mathematical tools -- the theory of operator algebras, category theory, etc.. Given the rigor and generality of AQFT, it is a particularly apt tool for studying the foundations of QFT. This paper is a survey of AQFT, with an orientation towards foundational topics. In addition to covering the basics of the theory, we discuss issues related to nonlocality, the particle concept, the field concept, and inequivalent representations. We also provide a detailed account of the analysis of superselection rules by S. Doplicher, R. Haag, and J. E. Roberts (DHR); and we give an alternative proof of Doplicher and Roberts' reconstruction of fields and gauge group from the category of physical representations of the observable algebra. The latter is based on unpublished ideas due to Roberts and the abstract duality theorem for symmetric tensor *-categories, a self-contained proof of which is given in the appendix.
Quantum Field Theory of Fluids
Ben Gripaios; Dave Sutherland
2015-04-23T23:59:59.000Z
The quantum theory of fields is largely based on studying perturbations around non-interacting, or free, field theories, which correspond to a collection of quantum-mechanical harmonic oscillators. The quantum theory of an ordinary fluid is `freer', in the sense that the non-interacting theory also contains an infinite collection of quantum-mechanical free particles, corresponding to vortex modes. By computing a variety of correlation functions at tree- and loop-level, we give evidence that a quantum perfect fluid can be consistently formulated as a low-energy, effective field theory. We speculate that the quantum behaviour is radically different to both classical fluids and quantum fields, with interesting physical consequences for fluids in the low temperature regime.
Constructive Quantum Field Theory
Giovanni Gallavotti
2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z
A review of the renormalization group approach to the proof of non perturbative ultraviolet stability in scalar field theories in dimension d=2,3.
Gerbes and quantum field theory
Jouko Mickelsson
2006-03-11T23:59:59.000Z
The basic mechanism how gerbes arise in quantum field theory is explained; in particular the case of chiral fermions in background fields is treated. The role of of various gauge group extensions (central extensions of loop groups and their generalizations) is also explained, in relation to index theory computation of the Dixmier-Douady class of a gerbe.
Quantum Field Theory in Graphene
I. V. Fialkovsky; D. V. Vassilevich
2011-11-18T23:59:59.000Z
This is a short non-technical introduction to applications of the Quantum Field Theory methods to graphene. We derive the Dirac model from the tight binding model and describe calculations of the polarization operator (conductivity). Later on, we use this quantity to describe the Quantum Hall Effect, light absorption by graphene, the Faraday effect, and the Casimir interaction.
Renormalization and quantum field theory
R. E. Borcherds
2011-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
The aim of this paper is to describe how to use regularization and renormalization to construct a perturbative quantum field theory from a Lagrangian. We first define renormalizations and Feynman measures, and show that although there need not exist a canonical Feynman measure, there is a canonical orbit of Feynman measures under renormalization. We then construct a perturbative quantum field theory from a Lagrangian and a Feynman measure, and show that it satisfies perturbative analogues of the Wightman axioms, extended to allow time-ordered composite operators over curved spacetimes.
Quantum Field Theory & Gravity
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of the universe and which has the same equation of state as that of the quantum vacuum. Gravitational Vacuum Condensate Stars Mottola and external collaborator Mazur have...
A Naturally Renormalized Quantum Field Theory
S. Rouhani; M. V. Takook
2006-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
It was shown that quantum metric fluctuations smear out the singularities of Green's functions on the light cone [1], but it does not remove other ultraviolet divergences of quantum field theory. We have proved that the quantum field theory in Krein space, {\\it i.e.} indefinite metric quantization, removes all divergences of quantum field theory with exception of the light cone singularity [2,3]. In this paper, it is discussed that the combination of quantum field theory in Krein space together with consideration of quantum metric fluctuations, results in quantum field theory without any divergences.
Monte Carlo Methods in Quantum Field Theory
I. Montvay
2007-05-30T23:59:59.000Z
In these lecture notes some applications of Monte Carlo integration methods in Quantum Field Theory - in particular in Quantum Chromodynamics - are introduced and discussed.
RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM FIELD THEORY OF A HYPERNUCLEI
Boguta, J.
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
0 Nuclei in Relativistic Field Theory of Nuclear Matter, LBLRelativistic Quantum Field Theory of Finite Nuclei, LBL prein a Relativistic Mean-Field Theory, Stanford preprint F.E.
Haag's theorem in noncommutative quantum field theory
Antipin, K. V. [Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics (Russian Federation)] [Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics (Russian Federation); Mnatsakanova, M. N., E-mail: mnatsak@theory.sinp.msu.ru [Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation); Vernov, Yu. S. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Haag's theorem was extended to the general case of noncommutative quantum field theory when time does not commute with spatial variables. It was proven that if S matrix is equal to unity in one of two theories related by unitary transformation, then the corresponding one in the other theory is equal to unity as well. In fact, this result is valid in any SO(1, 1)-invariant quantum field theory, an important example of which is noncommutative quantum field theory.
Haag's Theorem in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
K. V. Antipin; M. N. Mnatsakanova; Yu. S. Vernov
2012-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
Haag's theorem was extended to noncommutative quantum field theory in a general case when time does not commute with spatial variables. It was proven that if S-matrix is equal to unity in one of two theories related by unitary transformation, then the corresponding one in another theory is equal to unity as well. In fact this result is valid in any SO(1,1) invariant quantum field theory, of which an important example is noncommutative quantum field theory.
Beyond the scalar Higgs, in lattice quantum field theory
Schroeder, Christopher Robert
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
as an effective field theory . . . . . Higgs mass upperHiggs, in Lattice Quantum Field Theory by Christopher Robertin Lattice Quantum Field Theory A dissertation submitted in
Classical Theorems in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
M. Chaichian; M. Mnatsakanova; A. Tureanu; Yu. Vernov
2006-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
Classical results of the axiomatic quantum field theory - Reeh and Schlieder's theorems, irreducibility of the set of field operators and generalized Haag's theorem are proven in SO(1,1) invariant quantum field theory, of which an important example is noncommutative quantum field theory. In SO(1,3) invariant theory new consequences of generalized Haag's theorem are obtained. It has been proven that the equality of four-point Wightman functions in two theories leads to the equality of elastic scattering amplitudes and thus the total cross-sections in these theories.
Some Studies in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theories
Sunandan Gangopadhyay
2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z
The central theme of this thesis is to study some aspects of noncommutative quantum mechanics and noncommutative quantum field theory. We explore how noncommutative structures can emerge and study the consequences of such structures in various physical models.
The quantum field theory interpretation of quantum mechanics
Alberto C. de la Torre
2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown that adopting the \\emph{Quantum Field} ---extended entity in space-time build by dynamic appearance propagation and annihilation of virtual particles--- as the primary ontology the astonishing features of quantum mechanics can be rendered intuitive. This interpretation of quantum mechanics follows from the formalism of the most successful theory in physics: quantum field theory.
Spinless Quantum Field Theory and Interpretation
Dong-Sheng Wang
2013-03-07T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theory is mostly known as the most advanced and well-developed theory in physics, which combines quantum mechanics and special relativity consistently. In this work, we study the spinless quantum field theory, namely the Klein-Gordon equation, and we find that there exists a Dirac form of this equation which predicts the existence of spinless fermion. For its understanding, we start from the interpretation of quantum field based on the concept of quantum scope, we also extract new meanings of wave-particle duality and quantum statistics. The existence of spinless fermion is consistent with spin-statistics theorem and also supersymmetry, and it leads to several new kinds of interactions among elementary particles. Our work contributes to the study of spinless quantum field theory and could have implications for the case of higher spin.
Functional Integration for Quantum Field Theory
J. LaChapelle
2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z
The functional integration scheme for path integrals advanced by Cartier and DeWitt-Morette is extended to the case of fields. The extended scheme is then applied to quantum field theory. Several aspects of the construction are discussed.
Axiomatic quantum field theory in curved spacetime
S. Hollands; R. M. Wald
2008-03-13T23:59:59.000Z
The usual formulations of quantum field theory in Minkowski spacetime make crucial use of features--such as Poincare invariance and the existence of a preferred vacuum state--that are very special to Minkowski spacetime. In order to generalize the formulation of quantum field theory to arbitrary globally hyperbolic curved spacetimes, it is essential that the theory be formulated in an entirely local and covariant manner, without assuming the presence of a preferred state. We propose a new framework for quantum field theory, in which the existence of an Operator Product Expansion (OPE) is elevated to a fundamental status, and, in essence, all of the properties of the quantum field theory are determined by its OPE. We provide general axioms for the OPE coefficients of a quantum field theory. These include a local and covariance assumption (implying that the quantum field theory is locally and covariantly constructed from the spacetime metric), a microlocal spectrum condition, an "associativity" condition, and the requirement that the coefficient of the identity in the OPE of the product of a field with its adjoint have positive scaling degree. We prove curved spacetime versions of the spin-statistics theorem and the PCT theorem. Some potentially significant further implications of our new viewpoint on quantum field theory are discussed.
Generalized Quantum Theory and Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory
Maroun, Michael Anthony
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Unique Status of Condensed Matter Theory . . . . . . . .of a Satisfactory Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . BasicThe Generalized Quantum Theory The Postulates and Philosophy
Quantum field theory and the Standard Model
W. Hollik
2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
In this lecture we discuss the basic ingredients for gauge invariant quantum field theories. We give an introduction to the elements of quantum field theory, to the construction of the basic Lagrangian for a general gauge theory, and proceed with the formulation of QCD and the electroweak Standard Model with electroweak symmetry breaking via the Higgs mechanism. The phenomenology of W and Z bosons is discussed and implications for the Higgs boson are derived from comparison with experimental precision data.
Computer Stochastics in Scalar Quantum Field Theory
C. B. Lang
1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This is a series of lectures on Monte Carlo results on the non-perturbative, lattice formulation approach to quantum field theory. Emphasis is put on 4D scalar quantum field theory. I discuss real space renormalization group, fixed point properties and logarithmic corrections, partition function zeroes, the triviality bound on the Higgs mass, finite size effects, Goldstone bosons and chiral perturbation theory, and the determination of scattering phase shifts for some scalar models.
Quantum Field Theory Mark Srednicki
Akhmedov, Azer
The Spin-Statistics Theorem (3) 45 5 The LSZ Reduction Formula (3) 49 6 Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics Quantization of Spinor Fields II (38) 246 40 Parity, Time Reversal, and Charge Conjugation (23, 39) 254 #12, 59) 369 #12;6 63 The Vertex Function in Spinor Electrodynamics (62) 378 64 The Magnetic Moment
Some convolution products in Quantum Field Theory
Herintsitohaina Ratsimbarison
2006-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
This paper aims to show constructions of scale dependence and interaction on some probabilistic models which may be revelant for renormalization theory in Quantum Field Theory. We begin with a review of the convolution product's use in the Kreimer-Connes formalism of perturbative renormalization. We show that the Wilson effective action can be obtained from a convolution product propriety of regularized Gaussian measures on the space of fields. Then, we propose a natural C*-algebraic framework for scale dependent field theories which may enhance the conceptual approach to renormalization theory. In the same spirit, we introduce a probabilistic construction of interacting theories for simple models and apply it for quantum field theory by defining a partition function in this setting.
Noncommutative Deformations of Wightman Quantum Field Theories
Harald Grosse; Gandalf Lechner
2008-08-26T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theories on noncommutative Minkowski space are studied in a model-independent setting by treating the noncommutativity as a deformation of quantum field theories on commutative space. Starting from an arbitrary Wightman theory, we consider special vacuum representations of its Weyl-Wigner deformed counterpart. In such representations, the effect of the noncommutativity on the basic structures of Wightman theory, in particular the covariance, locality and regularity properties of the fields, the structure of the Wightman functions, and the commutative limit, is analyzed. Despite the nonlocal structure introduced by the noncommutativity, the deformed quantum fields can still be localized in certain wedge-shaped regions, and may therefore be used to compute noncommutative corrections to two-particle S-matrix elements.
General Covariance in Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
Romeo Brunetti; Martin Porrmann; Giuseppe Ruzzi
2005-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
In this review we report on how the problem of general covariance is treated within the algebraic approach to quantum field theory by use of concepts from category theory. Some new results on net cohomology and superselection structure attained in this framework are included.
Algebraic conformal quantum field theory in perspective
Karl-Henning Rehren
2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z
Conformal quantum field theory is reviewed in the perspective of Axiomatic, notably Algebraic QFT. This theory is particularly developped in two spacetime dimensions, where many rigorous constructions are possible, as well as some complete classifications. The structural insights, analytical methods and constructive tools are expected to be useful also for four-dimensional QFT.
Wavelet-Based Quantum Field Theory
Mikhail V. Altaisky
2007-11-11T23:59:59.000Z
The Euclidean quantum field theory for the fields $\\phi_{\\Delta x}(x)$, which depend on both the position $x$ and the resolution $\\Delta x$, constructed in SIGMA 2 (2006), 046, hep-th/0604170, on the base of the continuous wavelet transform, is considered. The Feynman diagrams in such a theory become finite under the assumption there should be no scales in internal lines smaller than the minimal of scales of external lines. This regularisation agrees with the existing calculations of radiative corrections to the electron magnetic moment. The transition from the newly constructed theory to a standard Euclidean field theory is achieved by integration over the scale arguments.
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221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory III (Radiation Field)
Murayama, Hitoshi
221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory III (Radiation Field) 1 Quantization of Radiation Field was quantized: photons. Now that we have gone through quantization of a classical field (Schr¨odinger field so far), we can proceed to quantize the Maxwell field. The basic idea is pretty much the same, except
221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory IV (Radiation Field)
Murayama, Hitoshi
221B Lecture Notes Quantum Field Theory IV (Radiation Field) 1 Quantization of Radiation Field was quantized: photons. Now that we have gone through quantization of a classical field (Schr¨odinger field so far), we can proceed to quantize the Maxwell field. The basic idea is pretty much the same, except
Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Spaces
Richard J. Szabo
2003-01-23T23:59:59.000Z
A pedagogical and self-contained introduction to noncommutative quantum field theory is presented, with emphasis on those properties that are intimately tied to string theory and gravity. Topics covered include the Weyl-Wigner correspondence, noncommutative Feynman diagrams, UV/IR mixing, noncommutative Yang-Mills theory on infinite space and on the torus, Morita equivalences of noncommutative gauge theories, twisted reduced models, and an in-depth study of the gauge group of noncommutative Yang-Mills theory. Some of the more mathematical ideas and techniques of noncommutative geometry are also briefly explained.
3D Quantum Gravity and Effective Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
Freidel, Laurent; Livine, Etera R. [Perimeter Institute, 31 Caroline Street, North Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5, Canada, and Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon, CNRS UMR 5672, 46 Allee d'Italie, 69364 Lyon Cedex 07 (France)
2006-06-09T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the effective dynamics of matter fields coupled to 3D quantum gravity is described after integration over the gravitational degrees of freedom by a braided noncommutative quantum field theory symmetric under a {kappa} deformation of the Poincare group.
Quantum field theory of relic nonequilibrium systems
Nicolas G. Underwood; Antony Valentini
2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
In terms of the de Broglie-Bohm pilot-wave formulation of quantum theory, we develop field-theoretical models of quantum nonequilibrium systems which could exist today as relics from the very early universe. We consider relic excited states generated by inflaton decay, as well as relic vacuum modes, for particle species that decoupled close to the Planck temperature. Simple estimates suggest that, at least in principle, quantum nonequilibrium could survive to the present day for some relic systems. The main focus of this paper is to describe the behaviour of such systems in terms of field theory, with the aim of understanding how relic quantum nonequilibrium might manifest experimentally. We show by explicit calculation that simple perturbative couplings will transfer quantum nonequilibrium from one field to another (for example from the inflaton field to its decay products). We also show that fields in a state of quantum nonequilibrium will generate anomalous spectra for standard energy measurements. Possible connections to current astrophysical observations are briefly addressed.
Mathematical definition of quantum field theory on a manifold
A. V. Stoyanovsky
2009-11-21T23:59:59.000Z
We give a mathematical definition of quantum field theory on a manifold, and definition of quantization of a classical field theory given by a variational principle.
Noncommutative Time in Quantum Field Theory
Tapio Salminen; Anca Tureanu
2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze, starting from first principles, the quantization of field theories, in order to find out to which problems a noncommutative time would possibly lead. We examine the problem in the interaction picture (Tomonaga-Schwinger equation), the Heisenberg picture (Yang-Feldman-K\\"all\\'{e}n equation) and the path integral approach. They all indicate inconsistency when time is taken as a noncommutative coordinate. The causality issue appears as the key aspect, while the unitarity problem is subsidiary. These results are consistent with string theory, which does not admit a time-space noncommutative quantum field theory as its low-energy limit, with the exception of light-like noncommutativity.
Remarks on twisted noncommutative quantum field theory
Zahn, Jochen [II. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)
2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We review recent results on twisted noncommutative quantum field theory by embedding it into a general framework for the quantization of systems with a twisted symmetry. We discuss commutation relations in this setting and show that the twisted structure is so rigid that it is hard to derive any predictions, unless one gives up general principles of quantum theory. It is also shown that the twisted structure is not responsible for the presence or absence of UV/IR-mixing, as claimed in the literature.
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Topological Quantum Field Theory
Vladimir G. Ivancevic; Tijana T. Ivancevic
2008-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
These third-year lecture notes are designed for a 1-semester course in topological quantum field theory (TQFT). Assumed background in mathematics and physics are only standard second-year subjects: multivariable calculus, introduction to quantum mechanics and basic electromagnetism. Keywords: quantum mechanics/field theory, path integral, Hodge decomposition, Chern-Simons and Yang-Mills gauge theories, conformal field theory
Physics 221B: Solution to HW # 8 Quantum Field Theory
Murayama, Hitoshi
Physics 221B: Solution to HW # 8 Quantum Field Theory 1) Bosonic Grand-Partition Function The solution to this problem is outlined clearly in the beginning of the lecture notes `Quantum Field Theory II
Functorial Quantum Field Theory in the Riemannian setting
Santosh Kandel
2015-02-25T23:59:59.000Z
We construct examples of Functorial Quantum Field Theories in the Riemannian setting by quantizing free massive bosons.
Noncommutative Quantum Mechanics from Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
Pei-Ming Ho; Hsien-Chung Kao
2001-10-26T23:59:59.000Z
We derive noncommutative multi-particle quantum mechanics from noncommutative quantum field theory in the nonrelativistic limit. Paricles of opposite charges are found to have opposite noncommutativity. As a result, there is no noncommutative correction to the hydrogen atom spectrum at the tree level. We also comment on the obstacles to take noncommutative phenomenology seriously, and propose a way to construct noncommutative SU(5) grand unified theory.
Aspects of locally covariant quantum field theory
Ko Sanders
2008-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis considers various aspects of locally covariant quantum field theory (LCQFT; see Brunetti et al., Commun.Math.Phys. 237 (2003), 31-68), a mathematical framework to describe axiomatic quantum field theories in curved spacetimes. New results include: a philosophical interpretation of certain aspects of this framework in terms of modal logic; a proof that the truncated n-point functions of any Hadamard state of the free real scalar field are smooth, except for n=2; a description of he free Dirac field in a representation independent way, showing that the theory is determined entirely by the relations between the adjoint map, the charge conjugation map and the Dirac operator; a proof that the relative Cauchy evolution of the free Dirac field is related to its stress-energy-momentum tensor in the same way as for the free real scalar field (cf. loc.cit.); several results on the Reeh-Schlieder property in LCQFT, including but not limited to those of our earlier paper; a new and elegant approach to wave front sets of Banach space-valued distributions, which allows easy proofs and extensions of results in the literature.
Quantum Computation of Scattering in Scalar Quantum Field Theories
Stephen P. Jordan; Keith S. M. Lee; John Preskill
2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theory provides the framework for the most fundamental physical theories to be confirmed experimentally, and has enabled predictions of unprecedented precision. However, calculations of physical observables often require great computational complexity and can generally be performed only when the interaction strength is weak. A full understanding of the foundations and rich consequences of quantum field theory remains an outstanding challenge. We develop a quantum algorithm to compute relativistic scattering amplitudes in massive phi-fourth theory in spacetime of four and fewer dimensions. The algorithm runs in a time that is polynomial in the number of particles, their energy, and the desired precision, and applies at both weak and strong coupling. Thus, it offers exponential speedup over existing classical methods at high precision or strong coupling.
Quantum Jet Theory I: Free fields
T. A. Larsson
2007-01-18T23:59:59.000Z
QJT (Quantum Jet Theory) is the quantum theory of jets, which can be canonically identified with truncated Taylor series. Ultralocality requires a novel quantization scheme, where dynamics is treated as a constraint in the history phase space. QJT differs from QFT since it involves a new datum: the expansion point. This difference is substantial because it leads to new gauge and diff anomalies, which are necessary to combine background independence with locality. Physically, the new ingredient is that the observer's trajectory is explicitly introduced and quantized together with the fields. In this paper the harmonic oscillator and free fields are treated within QJT, correcting previous flaws. The standard Hilbert space is recovered for the harmonic oscillator, but there are interesting modifications already for the free scalar field, due to quantization of the observer's trajectory. Only free fields are treated in detail, but the complications when interactions are introduced are briefly discussed. We also explain why QJT is necessary to resolve the conceptual problems of quantum gravity.
Mossbauer neutrinos in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory
Kopp, Joachim
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We demonstrate the correspondence between quantum mechanical and quantum field theoretical descriptions of Mossbauer neutrino oscillations. First, we compute the combined rate $\\Gamma$ of Mossbauer neutrino emission, propagation, and detection in quantum field theory, treating the neutrino as an internal line of a tree level Feynman diagram. We include explicitly the effect of homogeneous line broadening due to fluctuating electromagnetic fields in the source and detector crystals and show that the resulting formula for $\\Gamma$ is identical to the one obtained previously (Akhmedov et al., arXiv:0802.2513) for the case of inhomogeneous line broadening. We then proceed to a quantum mechanical treatment of Mossbauer neutrinos and show that the oscillation, coherence and resonance terms from the field theoretical result can be reproduced if the neutrino is described as a superposition of Lorentz-shaped wave packet with appropriately chosen energies and widths. On the other hand, the emission rate and the detecti...
Nonlinear quantum equations: Classical field theory
Rego-Monteiro, M. A.; Nobre, F. D. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro - RJ (Brazil)] [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro - RJ (Brazil)
2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
An exact classical field theory for nonlinear quantum equations is presented herein. It has been applied recently to a nonlinear Schrödinger equation, and it is shown herein to hold also for a nonlinear generalization of the Klein-Gordon equation. These generalizations were carried by introducing nonlinear terms, characterized by exponents depending on an index q, in such a way that the standard, linear equations, are recovered in the limit q? 1. The main characteristic of this field theory consists on the fact that besides the usual ?(x(vector sign),t), a new field ?(x(vector sign),t) needs to be introduced in the Lagrangian, as well. The field ?(x(vector sign),t), which is defined by means of an additional equation, becomes ?{sup *}(x(vector sign),t) only when q? 1. The solutions for the fields ?(x(vector sign),t) and ?(x(vector sign),t) are found herein, being expressed in terms of a q-plane wave; moreover, both field equations lead to the relation E{sup 2}=p{sup 2}c{sup 2}+m{sup 2}c{sup 4}, for all values of q. The fact that such a classical field theory works well for two very distinct nonlinear quantum equations, namely, the Schrödinger and Klein-Gordon ones, suggests that this procedure should be appropriate for a wider class nonlinear equations. It is shown that the standard global gauge invariance is broken as a consequence of the nonlinearity.
Quantum simulation of quantum field theory using continuous variables
Kevin Marshall; Raphael Pooser; George Siopsis; Christian Weedbrook
2015-03-27T23:59:59.000Z
Much progress has been made in the field of quantum computing using continuous variables over the last couple of years. This includes the generation of extremely large entangled cluster states (10,000 modes, in fact) as well as a fault tolerant architecture. This has led to the point that continuous-variable quantum computing can indeed be thought of as a viable alternative for universal quantum computing. With that in mind, we present a new algorithm for continuous-variable quantum computers which gives an exponential speedup over the best known classical methods. Specifically, this relates to efficiently calculating the scattering amplitudes in scalar bosonic quantum field theory, a problem that is believed to be hard using a classical computer. Building on this, we give an experimental implementation based on cluster states that is feasible with today's technology.
The quantum character of physical fields. Foundations of field theories
L. I. Petrova
2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
The existing field theories are based on the properties of closed exterior forms, which are invariant ones and correspond to conservation laws for physical fields. Hence, to understand the foundations of field theories and their unity, one has to know how such closed exterior forms are obtained. In the present paper it is shown that closed exterior forms corresponding to field theories are obtained from the equations modelling conservation (balance)laws for material media. It has been developed the evolutionary method that enables one to describe the process of obtaining closed exterior forms. The process of obtaining closed exterior forms discloses the mechanism of evolutionary processes in material media and shows that material media generate, discretely, the physical structures, from which the physical fields are formed. This justifies the quantum character of field theories. On the other hand, this process demonstrates the connection between field theories and the equations for material media and points to the fact that the foundations of field theories must be conditioned by the properties of material media. It is shown that the external and internal symmetries of field theories are conditioned by the degrees of freedom of material media. The classification parameter of physical fields and interactions, that is, the parameter of the unified field theory, is connected with the number of noncommutative balance conservation laws for material media.
Rigorous Definition of Quantum Field Operators in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
M. N. Mnatsakanova; Yu. S. Vernov
2010-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
The space, on which quantum field operators are given, is constructed in any theory, in which the usual product between test functions is substituted by the $\\star$-product (the Moyal-type product). The important example of such a theory is noncommutative quantum field theory (NC QFT). This construction is the key point in the derivation of the Wightman reconstruction theorem.
Algebraic quantum field theory in curved spacetimes
Christopher J. Fewster; Rainer Verch
2015-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
This article sets out the framework of algebraic quantum field theory in curved spacetimes, based on the idea of local covariance. In this framework, a quantum field theory is modelled by a functor from a category of spacetimes to a category of ($C^*$)-algebras obeying supplementary conditions. Among other things: (a) the key idea of relative Cauchy evolution is described in detail, and related to the stress-energy tensor; (b) a systematic "rigidity argument" is used to generalise results from flat to curved spacetimes; (c) a detailed discussion of the issue of selection of physical states is given, linking notions of stability at microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic scales; (d) the notion of subtheories and global gauge transformations are formalised; (e) it is shown that the general framework excludes the possibility of there being a single preferred state in each spacetime, if the choice of states is local and covariant. Many of the ideas are illustrated by the example of the free Klein-Gordon theory, which is given a new "universal definition".
Causality and chance in relativistic quantum field theories
Richard Healey
2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z
Bell appealed to the theory of relativity in formulating his principle of local causality. But he maintained that quantum field theories do not conform to that principle, even when their field equations are relativistically covariant and their observable algebras satisfy a relativistically motivated microcausality condition. A pragmatist view of quantum theory and an interventionist approach to causation prompt the reevaluation of local causality and microcausality. Local causality cannot be understood as a reasonable requirement on relativistic quantum field theories: it is unmotivated even if applicable to them. But microcausality emerges as a sufficient condition for the consistent application of a relativistic quantum field theory.
Radiation reaction in quantum field theory
Atsushi Higuchi
2004-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate radiation-reaction effects for a charged scalar particle accelerated by an external potential realized as a space-dependent mass term in quantum electrodynamics. In particular, we calculate the position shift of the final-state wave packet of the charged particle due to radiation at lowest order in the fine structure constant alpha and in the small h-bar approximation. We show that it disagrees with the result obtained using the Lorentz-Dirac formula for the radiation-reaction force, and that it agrees with the classical theory if one assumes that the particle loses its energy to radiation at each moment of time according to the Larmor formula in the static frame of the potential. However, the discrepancy is much smaller than the Compton wavelength of the particle. We also point out that the electromagnetic correction to the potential has no classical limit. (Correction. Surface terms were erroneously discarded to arrive at Eq. (59). By correcting this error we find that the position shift according to the Lorentz-Dirac theory obtained from Eq. (12) is reproduced by quantum field theory in the hbar -> 0 limit. We also find that the small V(z) approximation is unnecessary for this agreement. See Sec. VII.)
Irreducibility of the set of field operators in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
M. N. Mnatsakanova; Yu. S. Vernov
2012-09-02T23:59:59.000Z
Irreducibility of the set of quantum field operators has been proved in noncommutative quantum field theory in the general case when time does not commute with spatial variables.
The effective field theory treatment of quantum gravity
Donoghue, John F. [Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (United States)
2012-09-24T23:59:59.000Z
This is a pedagogical introduction to the treatment of quantum general relativity as an effective field theory. It starts with an overview of the methods of effective field theory and includes an explicit example. Quantum general relativity matches this framework and I discuss gravitational examples as well as the limits of the effective field theory. I also discuss the insights from effective field theory on the gravitational effects on running couplings in the perturbative regime.
Mossbauer neutrinos in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory
Joachim Kopp
2009-06-12T23:59:59.000Z
We demonstrate the correspondence between quantum mechanical and quantum field theoretical descriptions of Mossbauer neutrino oscillations. First, we compute the combined rate $\\Gamma$ of Mossbauer neutrino emission, propagation, and detection in quantum field theory, treating the neutrino as an internal line of a tree level Feynman diagram. We include explicitly the effect of homogeneous line broadening due to fluctuating electromagnetic fields in the source and detector crystals and show that the resulting formula for $\\Gamma$ is identical to the one obtained previously (Akhmedov et al., arXiv:0802.2513) for the case of inhomogeneous line broadening. We then proceed to a quantum mechanical treatment of Mossbauer neutrinos and show that the oscillation, coherence, and resonance terms from the field theoretical result can be reproduced if the neutrino is described as a superposition of Lorentz-shaped wave packet with appropriately chosen energies and widths. On the other hand, the emission rate and the detection cross section, including localization and Lamb-Mossbauer terms, cannot be predicted in quantum mechanics and have to be put in by hand.
Some differences between Dirac's hole theory and quantum field theory
Dan Solomon
2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
Diracs hole theory (HT) and quantum field theory (QFT) are generally considered to be equivalent to each other. However, it has been recently shown by several researchers that this is not necessarily the case. When the change in the vacuum energy was calculated for a time independent perturbation HT and QFT yielded different results. In this paper we extend this discussion to include a time dependent perturbation for which the exact solution to the Dirac equation is known. It will be shown that for this case, also, HT and QFT yield different results. In addition, there will be some discussion of the problem of anomalies in QFT.
Energy Inequalities in Quantum Field Theory
Christopher J. Fewster
2005-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum fields are known to violate all the pointwise energy conditions of classical general relativity. We review the subject of quantum energy inequalities: lower bounds satisfied by weighted averages of the stress-energy tensor, which may be regarded as the vestiges of the classical energy conditions after quantisation. Contact is also made with thermodynamics and related issues in quantum mechanics, where such inequalities find analogues in sharp Gaarding inequalities.
Quantum Solution to Scalar Field Theory Models
Gordon Chalmers
2005-09-08T23:59:59.000Z
Amplitudes $A_n$ in $d$-dimensional scalar field theory are generated, to all orders in the coupling constant and at $n$-point. The amplitudes are expressed as a series in the mass $m$ and coupling $\\lambda$. The inputs are the classical scattering, and these generate, after the integrals are performed, the series expansion in the couplings $\\lambda_i$. The group theory of the scalar field theory leads to an additional permutation on the $L$ loop trace structures. Any scalar field theory, including those with higher dimension operators and in any dimension, are amenable.
Nonlocal Quantization Principle in Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Gravity
Martin Kober
2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper a nonlocal generalization of field quantization is suggested. This quantization principle presupposes the assumption that the commutator between a field operator an the operator of the canonical conjugated variable referring to other space-time points does not vanish as it is postulated in the usual setting of quantum field theory. Based on this presupposition the corresponding expressions for the field operators, the eigenstates and the path integral formula are determined. The nonlocal quantization principle also leads to a generalized propagator. If the dependence of the commutator between operators on different space-time points on the distance of these points is assumed to be described by a Gaussian function, one obtains that the propagator is damped by an exponential. This leads to a disappearance of UV divergences. The transfer of the nonlocal quantization principle to canonical quantum gravity is considered as well. In this case the commutator has to be assumed to depend also on the gravitational field, since the distance between two points depends on the metric field.
Quantum chiral field theory of $0^{-+}$ glueball
Bing An Li
2011-08-23T23:59:59.000Z
A chiral field theory of $0^{-+}$ glueball is presented. The coupling between the quark operator and the $0^{-+}$ glueball field is revealed from the U(1) anomaly. The Lagrangian of this theory is constructed by adding a $0^{-+}$ glueball field to a successful Lagrangian of chiral field theory of pseudoscalar, vector, and axial-vector mesons. Quantitative study of the physical processes of the $0^{-+}$ glueball of $m=1.405\\textrm{GeV}$ is presented. The theoretical predictions can be used to identify the $0^{-+}$ glueball.
Twists of quantum groups and noncommutative field theory
P. P. Kulish
2006-06-07T23:59:59.000Z
The role of quantum universal enveloping algebras of symmetries in constructing a noncommutative geometry of space-time and corresponding field theory is discussed. It is shown that in the framework of the twist theory of quantum groups, the noncommutative (super) space-time defined by coordinates with Heisenberg commutation relations, is (super) Poincar\\'e invariant, as well as the corresponding field theory. Noncommutative parameters of global transformations are introduced.
Renormalization of Noncommutative Quantum Field Theories
Amilcar R. de Queiroz; Rahul Srivastava; Sachindeo Vaidya
2013-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
We report on a comprehensive analysis of the renormalization of noncommutative \\phi^4 scalar field theories on the Groenewold-Moyal (GM) plane. These scalar field theories are twisted Poincar\\'e invariant. Our main results are that these scalar field theories are renormalizable, free of UV/IR mixing, possess the same fixed points and \\beta-functions for the couplings as their commutative counterparts. We also argue that similar results hold true for any generic noncommutative field theory with polynomial interactions and involving only pure matter fields. A secondary aim of this work is to provide a comprehensive review of different approaches for the computation of the noncommutative S-matrix: noncommutative interaction picture and noncommutative LSZ formalism.
On a Formulation of Qubits in Quantum Field Theory
Jacques Calmet; Xavier Calmet
2012-01-21T23:59:59.000Z
Qubits have been designed in the framework of quantum mechanics. Attempts to formulate the problem in the language of quantum field theory have been proposed already. In this short note we refine the meaning of qubits within the framework of quantum field theory. We show that the notion of gauge invariance naturally leads to a generalization of qubits to QFTbits which are then the fundamental carriers of information from the quantum field theoretical point of view. The goal of this note is to stress the availability of such a generalized concept of QFTbits.
A Process Algebra Approach to Quantum Field Theory
William Sulis
2015-02-09T23:59:59.000Z
The process algebra has been used successfully to provide a novel formulation of quantum mechanics in which non-relativistic quantum mechanics (NRQM) emerges as an effective theory asymptotically. The process algebra is applied here to the formulation of quantum field theory. The resulting QFT is intuitive, free from divergences and eliminates the distinction between particle, field and wave. There is a finite, discrete emergent space-time on which arise emergent entities which transfer information like discrete waves and interact with measurement processes like particles. The need for second quantization is eliminated and the particle and field theories rest on a common foundation, clarifying and simplifying the relationship between the two.
Viscosity, Black Holes, and Quantum Field Theory
D. T. Son; A. O. Starinets
2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
We review recent progress in applying the AdS/CFT correspondence to finite-temperature field theory. In particular, we show how the hydrodynamic behavior of field theory is reflected in the low-momentum limit of correlation functions computed through a real-time AdS/CFT prescription, which we formulate. We also show how the hydrodynamic modes in field theory correspond to the low-lying quasinormal modes of the AdS black p-brane metric. We provide a proof of the universality of the viscosity/entropy ratio within a class of theories with gravity duals and formulate a viscosity bound conjecture. Possible implications for real systems are mentioned.
Ordinary versus PT-symmetric ?³ quantum field theory
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Bender, Carl M.; Branchina, Vincenzo; Messina, Emanuele
2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
A quantum-mechanical theory is PT-symmetric if it is described by a Hamiltonian that commutes with PT, where the operator P performs space reflection and the operator T performs time reversal. A PT-symmetric Hamiltonian often has a parametric region of unbroken PT symmetry in which the energy eigenvalues are all real. There may also be a region of broken PT symmetry in which some of the eigenvalues are complex. These regions are separated by a phase transition that has been repeatedly observed in laboratory experiments. This paper focuses on the properties of a PT-symmetric ig?³ quantum field theory. This quantum field theory is the analog of the PT-symmetric quantum-mechanical theory described by the Hamiltonian H=p²+ix³, whose eigenvalues have been rigorously shown to be all real. This paper compares the renormalization group properties of a conventional Hermitian g?³ quantum field theory with those of the PT-symmetric ig?³ quantum field theory. It is shown that while the conventional g?³ theory in d=6 dimensions is asymptotically free, the ig?³ theory is like a g?? theory in d=4 dimensions; it is energetically stable, perturbatively renormalizable, and trivial.
Quantum Mind from a Classical Field Theory of the Brain
Paola Zizzi
2011-04-13T23:59:59.000Z
We suggest that, with regard to a theory of quantum mind, brain processes can be described by a classical, dissipative, non-abelian gauge theory. In fact, such a theory has a hidden quantum nature due to its non-abelian character, which is revealed through dissipation, when the theory reduces to a quantum vacuum, where temperatures are of the order of absolute zero, and coherence of quantum states is preserved. We consider in particular the case of pure SU(2) gauge theory with a special anzatz for the gauge field, which breaks Lorentz invariance. In the ansatz, a contraction mapping plays the role of dissipation. In the limit of maximal dissipation, which corresponds to the attractive fixed point of the contraction mapping, the gauge fields reduce, up to constant factors, to the Pauli quantum gates for one-qubit states. Then tubuline-qubits can be processed in the quantum vacuum of the classical field theory of the brain, where decoherence is avoided due to the extremely low temperature. Finally, we interpret the classical SU(2) dissipative gauge theory as the quantum metalanguage (relative to the quantum logic of qubits), which holds the non-algorithmic aspect of the mind.
Hadamard subtractions for infrared singularities in quantum field theory
Burton, George Edmund C.
2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
Feynman graphs in perturbative quantum field theory are replete with infrared divergences caused by the presence of massless particles, how-ever these divergences are known to cancel order-by-order when all virtual and ...
Rigorous results in space-space noncommutative quantum field theory
M. N. Mnatsakanova; Yu. S. Vernov
2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z
The axiomatic approach based on Wightman functions is developed in noncommutative quantum field theory. We have proved that the main results of the axiomatic approach remain valid if the noncommutativity affects only the spatial variables.
A Goldstone Theorem in Thermal Relativistic Quantum Field Theory
Christian D. Jaekel; Walter F. Wreszinski
2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
We prove a Goldstone Theorem in thermal relativistic quantum field theory, which relates spontaneous symmetry breaking to the rate of space-like decay of the two-point function. The critical rate of fall-off coincides with that of the massless free scalar field theory. Related results and open problems are briefly discussed.
Ordinary versus PT-symmetric ?³ quantum field theory
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Bender, Carl M.; Branchina, Vincenzo; Messina, Emanuele
2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
A quantum-mechanical theory is PT-symmetric if it is described by a Hamiltonian that commutes with PT, where the operator P performs space reflection and the operator T performs time reversal. A PT-symmetric Hamiltonian often has a parametric region of unbroken PT symmetry in which the energy eigenvalues are all real. There may also be a region of broken PT symmetry in which some of the eigenvalues are complex. These regions are separated by a phase transition that has been repeatedly observed in laboratory experiments. This paper focuses on the properties of a PT-symmetric ig?³ quantum field theory. This quantum fieldmore »theory is the analog of the PT-symmetric quantum-mechanical theory described by the Hamiltonian H=p²+ix³, whose eigenvalues have been rigorously shown to be all real. This paper compares the renormalization group properties of a conventional Hermitian g?³ quantum field theory with those of the PT-symmetric ig?³ quantum field theory. It is shown that while the conventional g?³ theory in d=6 dimensions is asymptotically free, the ig?³ theory is like a g?? theory in d=4 dimensions; it is energetically stable, perturbatively renormalizable, and trivial.« less
Noncommutative Field Theory from Quantum Mechanical Space-Space Noncommutativity
Marcos Rosenbaum; J. David Vergara; L. Roman Juarez
2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the incorporation of space noncommutativity into field theory by extending to the spectral continuum the minisuperspace action of the quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator propagator with an enlarged Heisenberg algebra. In addition to the usual $\\star$-product deformation of the algebra of field functions, we show that the parameter of noncommutativity can occur in noncommutative field theory even in the case of free fields without self-interacting potentials.
The Monte Carlo method in quantum field theory
Colin Morningstar
2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z
This series of six lectures is an introduction to using the Monte Carlo method to carry out nonperturbative studies in quantum field theories. Path integrals in quantum field theory are reviewed, and their evaluation by the Monte Carlo method with Markov-chain based importance sampling is presented. Properties of Markov chains are discussed in detail and several proofs are presented, culminating in the fundamental limit theorem for irreducible Markov chains. The example of a real scalar field theory is used to illustrate the Metropolis-Hastings method and to demonstrate the effectiveness of an action-preserving (microcanonical) local updating algorithm in reducing autocorrelations. The goal of these lectures is to provide the beginner with the basic skills needed to start carrying out Monte Carlo studies in quantum field theories, as well as to present the underlying theoretical foundations of the method.
Scheme independence as an inherent redundancy in quantum field theory
Jose I. Latorre; Tim R. Morris
2001-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
The path integral formulation of Quantum Field Theory implies an infinite set of local, Schwinger-Dyson-like relations. Exact renormalization group equations can be cast as a particular instance of these relations. Furthermore, exact scheme independence is turned into a vector field transformation of the kernel of the exact renormalization group equation under field redefinitions.
Schwinger functions in noncommutative quantum field theory
Dorothea Bahns
2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown that the $n$-point functions of scalar massive free fields on the noncommutative Minkowski space are distributions which are boundary values of analytic functions. Contrary to what one might expect, this construction does not provide a connection to the popular traditional Euclidean approach to noncommutative field theory (unless the time variable is assumed to commute). Instead, one finds Schwinger functions with twistings involving only momenta that are on the mass-shell. This explains why renormalization in the traditional Euclidean noncommutative framework crudely differs from renormalization in the Minkowskian regime.
Infinite Quantum Group Symmetry of Fields in Massive 2D Quantum Field Theory
A. LeCLair; F. Smirnov
1991-08-20T23:59:59.000Z
Starting from a given S-matrix of an integrable quantum field theory in $1+1$ dimensions, and knowledge of its on-shell quantum group symmetries, we describe how to extend the symmetry to the space of fields. This is accomplished by introducing an adjoint action of the symmetry generators on fields, and specifying the form factors of descendents. The braiding relations of quantum field multiplets is shown to be given by the universal $\\CR$-matrix. We develop in some detail the case of infinite dimensional Yangian symmetry. We show that the quantum double of the Yangian is a Hopf algebra deformation of a level zero Kac-Moody algebra that preserves its finite dimensional Lie subalgebra. The fields form infinite dimensional Verma-module representations; in particular the energy-momentum tensor and isotopic current are in the same multiplet.
Young's Double Slit Experiment in Quantum Field Theory
Masakatsu Kenmoku; Kenji Kume
2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Young's double slit experiment is formulated in the framework of canonical quantum field theory in view of the modern quantum optics. We adopt quantum scalar fields instead of quantum electromagnetic fields ignoring the vector freedom in gauge theory. The double slit state is introduced in Fock space corresponding to experimental setup. As observables, expectation values of energy density and positive frequency part of current with respect to the double slit state are calculated which give the interference term. Classical wave states are realized by coherent double slit states in Fock space which connect quantum particle states with classical wave states systematically. In case of incoherent sources, the interference term vanishes by averaging random phase angles as expected.
Radiation reaction in quantum field theory
Higuchi, A
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate radiation-reaction effects for a charged scalar particle accelerated by an external potential realized as a space-dependent mass term in quantum electrodynamics. In particular, we calculate the position shift of the final-state wave packet of the charged particle due to radiation at lowest order in the fine structure constant alpha and in the small h-bar approximation. This quantity turns out to be much smaller than the width of the wave packet but can be compared with the classical counterpart. We show that it disagrees with the result obtained using the Abraham-Lorentz-Dirac formula for the radiation-reaction force, and that it agrees with the classical theory if one assumes that the particle loses its energy to radiation at each moment of time according to the Larmor formula in the static frame of the potential. We also point out that the electromagnetic correction to the potential has no classical limit.
Matrix Quantum Mechanics and Soliton Regularization of Noncommutative Field Theory
Giovanni Landi; Fedele Lizzi; Richard J. Szabo
2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z
We construct an approximation to field theories on the noncommutative torus based on soliton projections and partial isometries which together form a matrix algebra of functions on the sum of two circles. The matrix quantum mechanics is applied to the perturbative dynamics of scalar field theory, to tachyon dynamics in string field theory, and to the Hamiltonian dynamics of noncommutative gauge theory in two dimensions. We also describe the adiabatic dynamics of solitons on the noncommutative torus and compare various classes of noncommutative solitons on the torus and the plane.
Localization and diffusion in polymer quantum field theory
Michele Arzano; Marco Letizia
2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z
Polymer quantization is a non-standard approach to quantizing a classical system inspired by background independent approaches to quantum gravity such as loop quantum gravity. When applied to field theory it introduces a characteristic polymer scale at the level of the fields classical configuration space. Compared with models with space-time discreteness or non-commutativity this is an alternative way in which a characteristic scale can be introduced in a field theoretic context. Motivated by this comparison we study here localization and diffusion properties associated with polymer field observables and dispersion relation in order to shed some light on the novel physical features introduced by polymer quantization. While localization processes seems to be only mildly affected by polymer effects, we find that polymer diffusion differs significantly from the "dimensional reduction" picture emerging in other Planck-scale models beyond local quantum field theory.
Generalized Gravity I : Kinematical Setting and reformalizing Quantum Field Theory
Johan Noldus
2008-04-20T23:59:59.000Z
The first part of this work deals with the development of a natural differential calculus on non-commutative manifolds. The second part extends the covariance and equivalence principle as well studies its kinematical consequences such as the arising of gauge theory. Furthermore, a manifestly causal and covariant formulation of quantum field theory is presented which surpasses the usual Hamiltonian and path integral construction. A particular representation of this theory on the kinematical structure developed in section three is moreover given.
Noncommutative and Non-Anticommutative Quantum Field Theory
J. W. Moffat
2001-07-19T23:59:59.000Z
A noncommutative and non-anticommutative quantum field theory is formulated in a superspace, in which the superspace coordinates satisfy noncommutative and non-anticommutative relations. A perturbative scalar field theory is investigated in which only the non-anticommutative algebraic structure is kept, and one loop diagrams are calculated and found to be finite due to the damping caused by a Gaussian factor in the propagator.
The Boltzmann Equation in Classical and Quantum Field Theory
Sangyong Jeon
2005-07-18T23:59:59.000Z
Improving upon the previous treatment by Mueller and Son, we derive the Boltzmann equation that results from a classical scalar field theory. This is obtained by starting from the corresponding quantum field theory and taking the classical limit with particular emphasis on the path integral and perturbation theory. A previously overlooked Van-Vleck determinant is shown to control the tadpole type of self-energy that can still appear in the classical perturbation theory. Further comments on the validity of the approximations and possible applications are also given.
Lorentz symmetry breaking as a quantum field theory regulator
Visser, Matt
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Perturbative expansions of relativistic quantum field theories typically contain ultraviolet divergences requiring regularization and renormalization. Many different regularization techniques have been developed over the years, but most regularizations require severe mutilation of the logical foundations of the theory. In contrast, breaking Lorentz invariance, while it is certainly a radical step, at least does not damage the logical foundations of the theory. We shall explore the features of a Lorentz symmetry breaking regulator in a simple polynomial scalar field theory, and discuss its implications. We shall quantify just "how much" Lorentz symmetry breaking is required to fully regulate the theory and render it finite. This scalar field theory provides a simple way of understanding many of the key features of Horava's recent article [arXiv:0901.3775 [hep-th
Quantum statistical correlations in thermal field theories: Boundary effective theory
Bessa, A. [Escola de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Caixa Postal 1524, 59072-970, Natal, RN (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05315-970, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Brandt, F. T. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05315-970, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Carvalho, C. A. A. de; Fraga, E. S. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Caixa Postal 68528, 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)
2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the one-loop effective action at finite temperature for a scalar field with quartic interaction has the same renormalized expression as at zero temperature if written in terms of a certain classical field {phi}{sub c}, and if we trade free propagators at zero temperature for their finite-temperature counterparts. The result follows if we write the partition function as an integral over field eigenstates (boundary fields) of the density matrix element in the functional Schroedinger field representation, and perform a semiclassical expansion in two steps: first, we integrate around the saddle point for fixed boundary fields, which is the classical field {phi}{sub c}, a functional of the boundary fields; then, we perform a saddle-point integration over the boundary fields, whose correlations characterize the thermal properties of the system. This procedure provides a dimensionally reduced effective theory for the thermal system. We calculate the two-point correlation as an example.
Noncommutative Common Cause Principles in Algebraic Quantum Field Theory
Gábor Hofer-Szabó; Péter Vecsernyés
2012-01-23T23:59:59.000Z
States in algebraic quantum field theory "typically" establish correlation between spacelike separated events. Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle, generalized to the quantum field theoretical setting, offers an apt tool to causally account for these superluminal correlations. In the paper we motivate first why commutativity between the common cause and the correlating events should be abandoned in the definition of the common cause. Then we show that the Noncommutative Weak Common Cause Principle holds in algebraic quantum field theory with locally finite degrees of freedom. Namely, for any pair of projections A, B supported in spacelike separated regions V_A and V_B, respectively, there is a local projection C not necessarily commuting with A and B such that C is supported within the union of the backward light cones of V_A and V_B and the set {C, non-C} screens off the correlation between A and B.
Noncommutative deformations of quantum field theories, locality, and causality
Michael A. Soloviev
2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate noncommutative deformations of quantum field theories for different star products, particularly emphasizing the locality properties and the regularity of the deformed fields. Using functional analysis methods, we describe the basic structural features of the vacuum expectation values of star-modified products of fields and field commutators. As an alternative to microcausality, we introduce a notion of $\\theta$-locality, where $\\theta$ is the noncommutativity parameter. We also analyze the conditions for the convergence and continuity of star products and define the function algebra that is most suitable for the Moyal and Wick-Voros products. This algebra corresponds to the concept of strict deformation quantization and is a useful tool for constructing quantum field theories on a noncommutative space-time.
Quantum field theory in spaces with closed timelike curves
Boulware, D.G. (Department of Physics FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States))
1992-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Gott spacetime has closed timelike curves, but no locally anomalous stress energy. A complete orthonormal set of eigenfunctions of the wave operator is found in the special case of a spacetime in which the total deficit angle is 2{pi}. A scalar quantum field theory is constructed using these eigenfunctions. The resultant interacting quantum field theory is not unitary because the field operators can create real, on-shell, particles in the noncausal region. These particles propagate for finite proper time accumulating an arbitrary phase before being annihilated at the same spacetime point as that at which they were created. As a result, the effective potential within the noncausal region is complex, and probability is not conserved. The stress tensor of the scalar field is evaluated in the neighborhood of the Cauchy horizon; in the case of a sufficiently small Compton wavelength of the field, the stress tensor is regular and cannot prevent the formation of the Cauchy horizon.
"Einstein's Dream" - Quantum Mechanics as Theory of Classical Random Fields
Andrei Khrennikov
2012-04-22T23:59:59.000Z
This is an introductory chapter of the book in progress on quantum foundations and incompleteness of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is represented as statistical mechanics of classical fields.
Quantum Field and Cosmic Field-Finite Geometrical Field Theory of Matter Motion Part Three
Jianhua Xiao
2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z
This research establishes an operational measurement way to express the quantum field theory in a geometrical form. In four-dimensional spacetime continuum, the orthogonal rotation is defined. It forms two sets of equations: one set is geometrical equations, another set is the motion equations. The Lorentz transformation can be directly derived from the geometrical equations, and the proper time of general relativity is well expressed by time displacement field. By the motion equations, the typical time displacement field of matter motion is discussed. The research shows that the quantum field theory can be established based on the concept of orthogonal rotation. On this sense, the quantum matter motion in physics is viewed as the orthogonal rotation of spacetime continuum. In this paper, it shows that there are three typical quantum solutions. One is particle-like solution, one is generation-type solution, and one is pure wave type solution. For each typical solution, the force fields are different. Many features of quantum field can be well explained by this theoretic form. Finally, the general matter motion is discussed, the main conclusions are: (1). Geometrically, cosmic vacuum field can be described by the curvature spacetime; (2). The spatial deformation of planet is related with a planet electromagnetic field; (3). For electric charge less matter, the volume of matter will be expanding infinitely; (4).For strong electric charge matter, it shows that the volume of matter will be contracting infinitely.
Quantum Field Theory in de Sitter Universe: Ambient Space Formalism
Mohammad Vahid Takook
2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theory in the $4$-dimensional de Sitter space-time is constructed on a unique Bunch-Davies vacuum state in the ambient space formalism in a rigorous mathematical framework. This work is based on the group representation theory and the analyticity of the complexified pseudo-Riemannian manifolds. The unitary irreducible representations of de Sitter group and their corresponding Hilbert spaces are reformulated in the ambient space formalism. Defining the creation and annihilation operators, quantum field operators and their corresponding analytic two-point functions for various spin fields ($s=0,\\frac{1}{2},1,\\frac{3}{2}, 2$) have been constructed. The various spin massless fields can be constructed in terms of the massless conformally coupled scalar field in this formalism. Then the quantum massless minimally coupled scalar field operator, for the first time, is also constructed on Bunch-Davies vacuum state which preserve the analyticity. We show that the massless fields with $s\\leq 2$ can only propagate in de Sitter ambient space formalism. The massless gauge invariant field equations with $s=1, \\frac{3}{2}, 2$ are studied by using the gauge principle. The conformal quantum spin-$2$ field, based on the gauge gravity model, is studied. The gauge spin-$\\frac{3}{2}$ fields satisfy the Grassmannian algebra, and hence, naturally provoke one to couple them with the gauge spin-$2$ field and the super-algebra is automatically appeared. We conclude that the gravitational field may be constructed by three parts, namely, the de Sitter background, the gauge spin-$2$ field and the gauge spin-$\\frac{3}{2}$ field.
Relative Entropy and Proximity of Quantum Field Theories
Vijay Balasubramanian; Jonathan J. Heckman; Alexander Maloney
2015-05-07T23:59:59.000Z
We study the question of how reliably one can distinguish two quantum field theories (QFTs). Each QFT defines a probability distribution on the space of fields. The relative entropy provides a notion of proximity between these distributions and quantifies the number of measurements required to distinguish between them. In the case of nearby conformal field theories, this reduces to the Zamolodchikov metric on the space of couplings. Our formulation quantifies the information lost under renormalization group flow from the UV to the IR and leads us to a quantification of fine-tuning. This formalism also leads us to a criterion for distinguishability of low energy effective field theories generated by the string theory landscape.
Test Functions Space in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
M. Chaichian; M. Mnatsakanova; A. Tureanu; Yu. Vernov
2008-07-26T23:59:59.000Z
It is proven that the $\\star$-product of field operators implies that the space of test functions in the Wightman approach to noncommutative quantum field theory is one of the Gel'fand-Shilov spaces $S^{\\beta}$ with $\\beta test functions smears the noncommutative Wightman functions, which are in this case generalized distributions, sometimes called hyperfunctions. The existence and determination of the class of the test function spaces in NC QFT is important for any rigorous treatment in the Wightman approach.
Noncommutative version of Borcherds' approach to quantum field theory
Christian Brouder; Nguyen Viet Dang; Alessandra Frabetti
2015-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
Richard Borcherds proposed an elegant geometric version of renormalized perturbative quantum field theory in curved spacetimes, where Lagrangians are sections of a Hopf algebra bundle over a smooth manifold. However, this framework looses its geometric meaning when Borcherds introduces a (graded) commutative normal product. We present a fully geometric version of Borcherds' quantization where the (external) tensor product plays the role of the normal product. We construct a noncommutative many-body Hopf algebra and a module over it which contains all the terms of the perturbative expansion and we quantize it to recover the expectation values of standard quantum field theory when the Hopf algebra fiber is (graded) cocommutative. This construction enables to the second quantize any theory described by a cocommutative Hopf algebra bundle.
Quantum field theory for condensation of bosons and fermions
De Souza, Adriano N.; Filho, Victo S. [Laboratorio de Fisica Teorica e Computacional (LFTC), Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, 01506-000, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z
In this brief review, we describe the formalism of the quantum field theory for the analysis of the condensation phenomenon in bosonic systems, by considering the cases widely verified in laboratory of trapped gases as condensate states, either with attractive or with repulsive two-body interactions. We review the mathematical formulation of the quantum field theory for many particles in the mean-field approximation, by adopting contact interaction potential. We also describe the phenomenon of condensation in the case of fermions or the degenerate Fermi gas, also verified in laboratory in the crossover BEC-BCS limit. We explain that such a phenomenon, equivalent to the bosonic condensation, can only occur if we consider the coupling of particles in pairs behaving like bosons, as occurs in the case of Cooper's pairs in superconductivity.
Toward an axiomatic formulation of noncommutative quantum field theory
Chaichian, M.; Tureanu, A. [Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 64, FIN-00014 Helsinki (Finland); Mnatsakanova, M. N. [Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, 119992 Vorobyevy Gory, Moscow (Russian Federation); Nishijima, K. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Vernov, Yu. S. [Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, 60th October Anniversary prospect 7a, 117312 Moscow (Russian Federation)
2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
We propose new Wightman functions as vacuum expectation values of products of field operators in the noncommutative space-time. These Wightman functions involve the *-product among the fields, compatible with the twisted Poincare symmetry of the noncommutative quantum field theory (NC QFT). In the case of only space-space noncommutativity ({theta}{sub 0i}= 0), we prove the CPT theorem using the noncommutative form of the Wightman functions. We also show that the spin-statistics theorem, demonstrated for the simplest case of a scalar field, holds in NC QFT within this formalism.
Noncommutative Gravity and Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Curved Spacetimes
Alexander Schenkel
2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z
The focus of this PhD thesis is on applications, new developments and extensions of the noncommutative gravity theory proposed by Julius Wess and his group. In part one we propose an extension of the usual symmetry reduction procedure to noncommutative gravity. We classify in the case of abelian Drinfel'd twists all consistent deformations of spatially flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmologies and of the Schwarzschild black hole. The deformed symmetry structure allows us to obtain exact solutions of the noncommutative Einstein equations in many of our models. In part two we develop a new formalism for quantum field theory on noncommutative curved spacetimes by combining methods from the algebraic approach to quantum field theory with noncommutative differential geometry. We also study explicit examples of deformed wave operators and find that there can be noncommutative corrections even on the level of free field theories. The convergent deformation of simple toy models is investigated and it is found that these theories have an improved behaviour at short distances, i.e. in the ultraviolet. In part three we study homomorphisms between and connections on noncommutative vector bundles. We prove that all homomorphisms and connections of the deformed theory can be obtained by applying a quantization isomorphism to undeformed homomorphisms and connections. The extension of homomorphisms and connections to tensor products of bimodules is clarified. As a nontrivial application of the new mathematical formalism we extend our studies of exact noncommutative gravity solutions to more general deformations.
Perturbative quantum field theory in the framework of the fermionic projector
Finster, Felix, E-mail: finster@ur.de [Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany)] [Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany)
2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
We give a microscopic derivation of perturbative quantum field theory, taking causal fermion systems and the framework of the fermionic projector as the starting point. The resulting quantum field theory agrees with standard quantum field theory on the tree level and reproduces all bosonic loop diagrams. The fermion loops are described in a different formalism in which no ultraviolet divergences occur.
Cosmological Applications of Algebraic Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetimes
Hack, Thomas-Paul
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This monograph provides a largely self--contained and broadly accessible exposition of two cosmological applications of algebraic quantum field theory (QFT) in curved spacetime: a fundamental analysis of the cosmological evolution according to the Standard Model of Cosmology and a fundamental study of the perturbations in Inflation. The two central sections of the book dealing with these applications are preceded by sections containing a pedagogical introduction to the subject as well as introductory material on the construction of linear QFTs on general curved spacetimes with and without gauge symmetry in the algebraic approach, physically meaningful quantum states on general curved spacetimes, and the backreaction of quantum fields in curved spacetimes via the semiclassical Einstein equation. The target reader should have a basic understanding of General Relativity and QFT on Minkowski spacetime, but does not need to have a background in QFT on curved spacetimes or the algebraic approach to QFT. In particul...
Multi-time wave functions for quantum field theory
Petrat, Sören, E-mail: petrat@math.lmu.de [Mathematisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Theresienstr. 39, 80333 München (Germany); Tumulka, Roderich, E-mail: tumulka@math.rutgers.edu [Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, 110 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 (United States)
2014-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
Multi-time wave functions such as ?(t{sub 1},x{sub 1},…,t{sub N},x{sub N}) have one time variable t{sub j} for each particle. This type of wave function arises as a relativistic generalization of the wave function ?(t,x{sub 1},…,x{sub N}) of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. We show here how a quantum field theory can be formulated in terms of multi-time wave functions. We mainly consider a particular quantum field theory that features particle creation and annihilation. Starting from the particle–position representation of state vectors in Fock space, we introduce multi-time wave functions with a variable number of time variables, set up multi-time evolution equations, and show that they are consistent. Moreover, we discuss the relation of the multi-time wave function to two other representations, the Tomonaga–Schwinger representation and the Heisenberg picture in terms of operator-valued fields on space–time. In a certain sense and under natural assumptions, we find that all three representations are equivalent; yet, we point out that the multi-time formulation has several technical and conceptual advantages. -- Highlights: •Multi-time wave functions are manifestly Lorentz-covariant objects. •We develop consistent multi-time equations with interaction for quantum field theory. •We discuss in detail a particular model with particle creation and annihilation. •We show how multi-time wave functions are related to the Tomonaga–Schwinger approach. •We show that they have a simple representation in terms of operator valued fields.
Ioannis P. Zois
2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
We present some ideas for a possible Noncommutative Topological Quantum Field Theory (NCTQFT) and Noncommutative Floer Homology (NCFH). Our motivation is two-fold and it comes both from physics and mathematics: On the one hand we argue that NCTQFT is the correct mathematical framework for a quantum field theory of all known interactions in nature (including gravity). On the other hand we hope that a possible NCFH will apply to practically every 3-manifold (and not only to homology 3-spheres as ordinary Floer Homology currently does). The two motivations are closely related since, at least in the commutative case, Floer Homology Groups constitute the space of quantum observables of (3+1)-dim Topological Quantum Field Theory. Towards this goal we present some "Noncommutative" Versions of Hodge Theory for noncommutative differentail forms and tangential cohomology for foliations.
Quantum Optimal Control Theory
G. H. Gadiyar
1994-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
The possibility of control of phenomena at microscopic level compatible with quantum mechanics and quantum field theory is outlined. The theory could be used in nanotechnology.
Spin from defects in two-dimensional quantum field theory
Sebastian Novak; Ingo Runkel
2015-06-24T23:59:59.000Z
We build two-dimensional quantum field theories on spin surfaces starting from theories on oriented surfaces with networks of topological defect lines and junctions. The construction uses a combinatorial description of the spin structure in terms of a triangulation equipped with extra data. The amplitude for the spin surfaces is defined to be the amplitude for the underlying oriented surface together with a defect network dual to the triangulation. Independence of the triangulation and of the other choices follows if the line defect and junctions are obtained from a Delta-separable Frobenius algebra with involutive Nakayama automorphism in the monoidal category of topological defects. For rational conformal field theory we can give a more explicit description of the defect category, and we work out two examples related to free fermions in detail: the Ising model and the so(n) WZW model at level 1.
Spin from defects in two-dimensional quantum field theory
Novak, Sebastian
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We build two-dimensional quantum field theories on spin surfaces starting from theories on oriented surfaces with networks of topological defect lines and junctions. The construction uses a combinatorial description of the spin structure in terms of a triangulation equipped with extra data. The amplitude for the spin surfaces is defined to be the amplitude for the underlying oriented surface together with a defect network dual to the triangulation. Independence of the triangulation and of the other choices follows if the line defect and junctions are obtained from a Delta-separable Frobenius algebra with involutive Nakayama automorphism in the monoidal category of topological defects. For rational conformal field theory we can give a more explicit description of the defect category, and we work out two examples related to free fermions in detail: the Ising model and the so(n) WZW model at level 1.
Multi-scale quantum simulation of quantum field theory using wavelets
Gavin K. Brennen; Peter Rohde; Barry C. Sanders; Sukhwinder Singh
2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
A successful approach to understand field theories is to resolve the physics into different length or energy scales using the renormalization group framework. We propose a quantum simulation of quantum field theory which encodes field degrees of freedom in a wavelet basis---a multi-scale description of the theory. Since wavelets are compact wavefunctions, this encoding allows for quantum simulations to create particle excitations with compact support and provides a natural way to associate observables in the theory to finite resolution detectors. We show that the wavelet basis is well suited to compute subsystem entanglement entropy by dividing the field into contributions from short-range wavelet degrees of freedom and long-range scale degrees of freedom, of which the latter act as renormalized modes which capture the essential physics at a renormalization fixed point.
Noncommutative Common Cause Principles in algebraic quantum field theory
Hofer-Szabo, Gabor [Research Center for the Humanities, Budapest (Hungary)] [Research Center for the Humanities, Budapest (Hungary); Vecsernyes, Peter [Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest (Hungary)] [Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest (Hungary)
2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
States in algebraic quantum field theory 'typically' establish correlation between spacelike separated events. Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle, generalized to the quantum field theoretical setting, offers an apt tool to causally account for these superluminal correlations. In the paper we motivate first why commutativity between the common cause and the correlating events should be abandoned in the definition of the common cause. Then we show that the Noncommutative Weak Common Cause Principle holds in algebraic quantum field theory with locally finite degrees of freedom. Namely, for any pair of projections A, B supported in spacelike separated regions V{sub A} and V{sub B}, respectively, there is a local projection C not necessarily commuting with A and B such that C is supported within the union of the backward light cones of V{sub A} and V{sub B} and the set {l_brace}C, C{sup Up-Tack }{r_brace} screens off the correlation between A and B.
Finite Temperature Dynamical Correlations in Massive Integrable Quantum Field Theories
F. H. L. Essler; R. M. Konik
2009-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the finite-temperature frequency and momentum dependent two-point functions of local operators in integrable quantum field theories. We focus on the case where the zero temperature correlation function is dominated by a delta-function line arising from the coherent propagation of single particle modes. Our specific examples are the two-point function of spin fields in the disordered phase of the quantum Ising and the O(3) nonlinear sigma models. We employ a Lehmann representation in terms of the known exact zero-temperature form factors to carry out a low-temperature expansion of two-point functions. We present two different but equivalent methods of regularizing the divergences present in the Lehmann expansion: one directly regulates the integral expressions of the squares of matrix elements in the infinite volume whereas the other operates through subtracting divergences in a large, finite volume. Our central results are that the temperature broadening of the line shape exhibits a pronounced asymmetry and a shift of the maximum upwards in energy ("temperature dependent gap"). The field theory results presented here describe the scaling limits of the dynamical structure factor in the quantum Ising and integer spin Heisenberg chains. We discuss the relevance of our results for the analysis of inelastic neutron scattering experiments on gapped spin chain systems such as CsNiCl3 and YBaNiO5.
Untwisting Noncommutative R^d and the Equivalence of Quantum Field Theories
Robert Oeckl
2000-03-13T23:59:59.000Z
We show that there is a duality exchanging noncommutativity and non-trivial statistics for quantum field theory on R^d. Employing methods of quantum groups, we observe that ordinary and noncommutative R^d are related by twisting. We extend the twist to an equivalence for quantum field theory using the framework of braided quantum field theory. The twist exchanges both commutativity with noncommutativity and ordinary with non-trivial statistics. The same holds for the noncommutative torus.
Towards quantum noncommutative {kappa}-deformed field theory
Daszkiewicz, Marcin; Lukierski, Jerzy; Woronowicz, Mariusz [Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw pl. Maxa Borna 9, 50-206 Wroclaw (Poland)
2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a new {kappa}-star product describing the multiplication of quantized {kappa}-deformed free fields. The {kappa} deformation of local free quantum fields originates from two sources: noncommutativity of space-time and the {kappa} deformation of field oscillators algebra; we relate these two deformations. We demonstrate that for a suitable choice of {kappa}-deformed field oscillators algebra, the {kappa}-deformed version of the microcausality condition is satisfied, and it leads to the deformation of the Pauli-Jordan commutation function defined by the {kappa}-deformed mass shell. We show by constructing the {kappa}-deformed Fock space that the use of the {kappa}-deformed oscillator algebra permits one to preserve the bosonic statistics of n-particle states. The proposed star product is extended to the product of n fields, which for n=4 defines the interaction vertex in perturbative description of the noncommutative quantum {lambda}{phi}{sup 4} field theory. It appears that the classical four-momentum conservation law is satisfied at the interaction vertices.
Group field theory formulation of 3d quantum gravity coupled to matter fields
Daniele Oriti; James Ryan
2006-02-02T23:59:59.000Z
We present a new group field theory describing 3d Riemannian quantum gravity coupled to matter fields for any choice of spin and mass. The perturbative expansion of the partition function produces fat graphs colored with SU(2) algebraic data, from which one can reconstruct at once a 3-dimensional simplicial complex representing spacetime and its geometry, like in the Ponzano-Regge formulation of pure 3d quantum gravity, and the Feynman graphs for the matter fields. The model then assigns quantum amplitudes to these fat graphs given by spin foam models for gravity coupled to interacting massive spinning point particles, whose properties we discuss.
Quantum Field Theory as a Faithful Image of Nature
Öttinger, Hans Christian
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
"All men by nature desire to know," states Aristotle in the famous first sentence of his Metaphysics. Knowledge about fundamental particles and interactions, that is, knowledge about the deepest aspects of matter, is certainly high if not top on the priority list, not only for physicists and philosophers. The goal of the present book is to contribute to this knowledge by going beyond the usual presentations of quantum field theory in physics textbooks, both in mathematical approach and by critical reflections inspired by epistemology, that is, by the branch of philosophy also referred to as the theory of knowledge. Hopefully, the present book motivates physicists to appreciate philosophical ideas. Epistemology and the philosophy of the evolution of science often seem to lag behind science and to describe the developments a posteriori. As philosophy here has a profound influence on the actual shaping of an image of fundamental particles and their interactions, our development should stimulate the curiosity and...
Universal scaling in fast quantum quenches in conformal field theories
Sumit R. Das; Damian A. Galante; Robert C. Myers
2015-03-05T23:59:59.000Z
We study the time evolution of a conformal field theory deformed by a relevant operator under a smooth but fast quantum quench which brings it to the conformal point. We argue that when the quench time scale $\\delta t$ is small compared to the scale set by the relevant coupling, the expectation value of the quenched operator scales universally as $\\delta g/ \\delta t ^{2\\Delta-d}$ where $\\delta g$ is the quench amplitude. This growth is further enhanced by a logarithmic factor in even dimensions. We present explicit results for free scalar and fermionic field theories, supported by an analytic understanding of the leading contribution for fast quenches. Results from this Letter suggest that this scaling result, first found in holography, is in fact universal to quantum quenches. Our considerations also show that this limit of fast smooth quenches is quite different from an instantaneous quench from one time-independent Hamiltonian to another, where the Schrodinger picture state at the time of the quench simply serves as an initial condition for subsequent evolution with the final Hamiltonian.
Matter-enhanced transition probabilities in quantum field theory
Ishikawa, Kenzo, E-mail: ishikawa@particle.sci.hokudai.ac.jp; Tobita, Yutaka
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The relativistic quantum field theory is the unique theory that combines the relativity and quantum theory and is invariant under the Poincaré transformation. The ground state, vacuum, is singlet and one particle states are transformed as elements of irreducible representation of the group. The covariant one particles are momentum eigenstates expressed by plane waves and extended in space. Although the S-matrix defined with initial and final states of these states hold the symmetries and are applied to isolated states, out-going states for the amplitude of the event that they are detected at a finite-time interval T in experiments are expressed by microscopic states that they interact with, and are surrounded by matters in detectors and are not plane waves. These matter-induced effects modify the probabilities observed in realistic situations. The transition amplitudes and probabilities of the events are studied with the S-matrix, S[T], that satisfies the boundary condition at T. Using S[T], the finite-size corrections of the form of 1/T are found. The corrections to Fermi’s golden rule become larger than the original values in some situations for light particles. They break Lorentz invariance even in high energy region of short de Broglie wave lengths. -- Highlights: •S-matrix S[T] for the finite-time interval in relativistic field theory. •S[T] satisfies the boundary condition and gives correction of 1/T . •The large corrections for light particles breaks Lorentz invariance. •The corrections have implications to neutrino experiments.
Inequivalence of quantum field theories on noncommutative spacetimes: Moyal versus Wick-Voros planes
Balachandran, A. P. [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130 (United States); Departamento de Matematicas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes, Madrid (Spain); Ibort, A. [Departamento de Matematicas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes, Madrid (Spain); Marmo, G. [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, University of Napoli and INFN, Via Cinthia I-80126 Napoli (Italy); Martone, M. [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130 (United States); Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, University of Napoli and INFN, Via Cinthia I-80126 Napoli (Italy)
2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we further develop the analysis started in an earlier paper on the inequivalence of certain quantum field theories on noncommutative spacetimes constructed using twisted fields. The issue is of physical importance. Thus it is well known that the commutation relations among spacetime coordinates, which define a noncommutative spacetime, do not constrain the deformation induced on the algebra of functions uniquely. Such deformations are all mathematically equivalent in a very precise sense. Here we show how this freedom at the level of deformations of the algebra of functions can fail on the quantum field theory side. In particular, quantum field theory on the Wick-Voros and Moyal planes are shown to be inequivalent in a few different ways. Thus quantum field theory calculations on these planes will lead to different physics even though the classical theories are equivalent. This result is reminiscent of chiral anomaly in gauge theories and has obvious physical consequences. The construction of quantum field theories on the Wick-Voros plane has new features not encountered for quantum field theories on the Moyal plane. In fact it seems impossible to construct a quantum field theory on the Wick-Voros plane which satisfies all the properties needed of field theories on noncommutative spaces. The Moyal twist seems to have unique features which make it a preferred choice for the construction of a quantum field theory on a noncommutative spacetime.
Embedding quantum and random optics in a larger field theory
Peter Morgan
2008-06-09T23:59:59.000Z
Introducing creation and annihilation operators for negative frequency components extends the algebra of smeared local observables of quantum optics to include an associated classical random field optics.
Two studies of topological quantum field theory in two dimensions
Lin, Haijian Kevin
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
56] G. Segal. The definition of conformal field theory. In:ABELIAN GAUGE THEORY IN FAMILIES Definition 2.4.1. Let 0 ? wOF ABELIAN GAUGE THEORY IN FAMILIES Definition 2.2.6. Recall
Why Renormalizable NonCommutative Quantum Field Theories?
Vincent Rivasseau
2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z
We complete our previous recent review on noncommutative field theory, discussing in particular the constructive aproach to the Grosse-Wulkenhaar theory. We also suggest that by gluing together many Grosse-Wulkenhaar theories at high energy one can obtain an effective commutative field theory at lower energy.
Green function identities in Euclidean quantum field theory
G. Sardanashvily
2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Given a generic Lagrangian system of even and odd fields, we show that any infinitesimal transformation of its classical Lagrangian yields the identities which Euclidean Green functions of quantum fields satisfy.
Brane Dynamics and Four-Dimensional Quantum Field Theory
N. D. Lambert; P. C. West
1998-11-19T23:59:59.000Z
We review the relation between the classical dynamics of the M-fivebrane and the quantum low energy effective action for N=2 Yang-Mills theories. We also discuss some outstanding issues in this correspondence.
Quantum Space-Time and Noncommutative Gauge Field Theories
Sami Saxell
2009-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
The three original publications in this thesis encompass various aspects in the still developing area of noncommutative quantum field theory, ranging from fundamental concepts to model building. One of the key features of noncommutative space-time is the apparent loss of Lorentz invariance that has been addressed in different ways in the literature. One recently developed approach is to eliminate the Lorentz violating effects by integrating over the parameter of noncommutativity. Fundamental properties of such theories are investigated in this thesis. Another issue addressed is model building, which is difficult in the noncommutative setting due to severe restrictions on the possible gauge symmetries imposed by the noncommutativity of the space-time. Possible ways to relieve these restrictions are investigated and applied and a noncommutative version of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model is presented. While putting the results obtained in the three original publications into their proper context, the introductory part of this thesis aims to provide an overview of the present situation in the field.
UV/IR duality in noncommutative quantum field theory
Andre Fischer; Richard J. Szabo
2010-06-16T23:59:59.000Z
We review the construction of renormalizable noncommutative euclidean phi(4)-theories based on the UV/IR duality covariant modification of the standard field theory, and how the formalism can be extended to scalar field theories defined on noncommutative Minkowski space.
On general properties of Lorentz invariant formulation of noncommutative quantum field theory
Sami Saxell
2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z
We study general properties of certain Lorentz invariant noncommutative quantum field theories proposed in the literature. We show that causality in those theories does not hold, in contrast to the canonical noncommutative field theory with the light-wedge causality condition. This is the consequence of the infinite nonlocality of the theory getting spread in all spacetime directions. We also show that the time-ordered perturbation theory arising from the Hamiltonian formulation of noncommutative quantum field theories remains inequivalent to the covariant perturbation theory with usual Feynman rules even after restoration of Lorentz symmetry.
Quantum Field Theory on the Noncommutative Plane with $E_q(2)$ Symmetry
M. Chaichian; A. Demichev; P. Presnajder
1999-04-20T23:59:59.000Z
We study properties of a scalar quantum field theory on the two-dimensional noncommutative plane with $E_q(2)$ quantum symmetry. We start from the consideration of a firstly quantized quantum particle on the noncommutative plane. Then we define quantum fields depending on noncommutative coordinates and construct a field theoretical action using the $E_q(2)$-invariant measure on the noncommutative plane. With the help of the partial wave decomposition we show that this quantum field theory can be considered as a second quantization of the particle theory on the noncommutative plane and that this field theory has (contrary to the common belief) even more severe ultraviolet divergences than its counterpart on the usual commutative plane. Finally, we introduce the symmetry transformations of physical states on noncommutative spaces and discuss them in detail for the case of the $E_q(2)$ quantum group.
Dynamo in Helical MHD Turbulence: Quantum Field Theory Approach
M. Hnatic; M. Jurcisin; M. Stehlik
2006-03-10T23:59:59.000Z
A quantum field model of helical MHD stochastically forced by gaussian hydrodynamic, magnetic and mixed noices is investigated. These helical noises lead to an exponential increase of magnetic fluctuations in the large scale range. Instabilities, which are produced in this process, are eliminated by spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanism accompanied by creation of the homogeneous stationary magnetic field.
Lessons for Loop Quantum Gravity from Parametrised Field Theory
Thomas Thiemann
2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z
In a series of seminal papers, Laddha and Varadarajan have developed in depth the quantisation of Parametrised Field Theory (PFT) in the kind of discontinuous representations that are employed in Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG). In one spatial dimension (circle) PFT is very similar to the closed bosonic string and the constraint algebra is isomorphic to two mutually commuting Witt algebras. Its quantisation is therefore straightforward in LQG like representations which by design lead to non anomalous, unitary, albeit discontinuous representations of the spatial diffeomorphism group. In particular, the complete set of (distributional) solutions to the quantum constraints, a preferred and complete algebra of Dirac observables and the associated physical inner product has been constructed. On the other hand, the two copies of Witt algebras are classically isomorphic to the Dirac or hypersurface deformation algebra of General Relativity (although without structure functions). The question we address in this paper, also raised by Laddha and Varadarajan in their paper, is whether we can quantise the Dirac algebra in such a way that its space of distributional solutions coincides with the one just described. This potentially teaches us something about LQG where a classically equivalent formulation of the Dirac algebra in terms of spatial diffeomorphism Lie algebras is not at our disposal. We find that, in order to achieve this, the Hamiltonian constraint has to be quantised by methods that extend those previously considered. The amount of quantisation ambiguities is somewhat reduced but not eliminated. We also show that the algebra of Hamiltonian constraints closes in a precise sense, with soft anomalies, that is, anomalies that do not cause inconsistencies. We elaborate on the relevance of these findings for full LQG.
Miransky, Vladimir A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A range of quantum field theoretical phenomena driven by external magnetic fields and their applications in relativistic systems and quasirelativistic condensed matter ones, such as graphene and Dirac/Weyl semimetals, are reviewed. We start by introducing the underlying physics of the magnetic catalysis. The dimensional reduction of the low-energy dynamics of relativistic fermions in an external magnetic field is explained and its role in catalyzing spontaneous symmetry breaking is emphasized. The general theoretical consideration is supplemented by the analysis of the magnetic catalysis in quantum electrodynamics, chromodynamics and quasirelativistic models relevant for condensed matter physics. By generalizing the ideas of the magnetic catalysis to the case of nonzero density and temperature, we argue that other interesting phenomena take place. The chiral magnetic and chiral separation effects are perhaps the most interesting among them. In addition to the general discussion of the physics underlying chira...
Kossow, Marcel [I. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hamburg, Jungiusstrasse 9, D - 20355 Hamburg (Germany)
2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
An energy correction is calculated in the time-independent perturbation setup using a regularized ultraviolet finite Hamiltonian on the noncommutative Minkowski space. The correction to the energy is invariant under rotation and translation but is not Lorentz covariant, and this leads to a distortion of the dispersion relation. In the limit where the noncommutativity vanishes, the common quantum field theory on the commutative Minkowski space is reobtained. The calculations are restricted to the regularized cubic interaction.
Quantum field theory in curved spacetime, the operator product expansion, and dark energy
S. Hollands; R. M. Wald
2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z
To make sense of quantum field theory in an arbitrary (globally hyperbolic) curved spacetime, the theory must be formulated in a local and covariant manner in terms of locally measureable field observables. Since a generic curved spacetime does not possess symmetries or a unique notion of a vacuum state, the theory also must be formulated in a manner that does not require symmetries or a preferred notion of a ``vacuum state'' and ``particles''. We propose such a formulation of quantum field theory, wherein the operator product expansion (OPE) of the quantum fields is elevated to a fundamental status, and the quantum field theory is viewed as being defined by its OPE. Since the OPE coefficients may be better behaved than any quantities having to do with states, we suggest that it may be possible to perturbatively construct the OPE coefficients--and, thus, the quantum field theory. By contrast, ground/vacuum states--in spacetimes, such as Minkowski spacetime, where they may be defined--cannot vary analytically with the parameters of the theory. We argue that this implies that composite fields may acquire nonvanishing vacuum state expectation values due to nonperturbative effects. We speculate that this could account for the existence of a nonvanishing vacuum expectation value of the stress-energy tensor of a quantum field occurring at a scale much smaller than the natural scales of the theory.
Vladimir A. Miransky; Igor A. Shovkovy
2015-04-10T23:59:59.000Z
A range of quantum field theoretical phenomena driven by external magnetic fields and their applications in relativistic systems and quasirelativistic condensed matter ones, such as graphene and Dirac/Weyl semimetals, are reviewed. We start by introducing the underlying physics of the magnetic catalysis. The dimensional reduction of the low-energy dynamics of relativistic fermions in an external magnetic field is explained and its role in catalyzing spontaneous symmetry breaking is emphasized. The general theoretical consideration is supplemented by the analysis of the magnetic catalysis in quantum electrodynamics, chromodynamics and quasirelativistic models relevant for condensed matter physics. By generalizing the ideas of the magnetic catalysis to the case of nonzero density and temperature, we argue that other interesting phenomena take place. The chiral magnetic and chiral separation effects are perhaps the most interesting among them. In addition to the general discussion of the physics underlying chiral magnetic and separation effects, we also review their possible phenomenological implications in heavy-ion collisions and compact stars. We also discuss the application of the magnetic catalysis ideas for the description of the quantum Hall effect in monolayer and bilayer graphene, and conclude that the generalized magnetic catalysis, including both the magnetic catalysis condensates and the quantum Hall ferromagnetic ones, lies at the basis of this phenomenon. We also consider how an external magnetic field affects the underlying physics in a class of three-dimensional quasirelativistic condensed matter systems, Dirac semimetals. While at sufficiently low temperatures and zero density of charge carriers, such semimetals are expected to reveal the regime of the magnetic catalysis, the regime of Weyl semimetals with chiral asymmetry is realized at nonzero density...
Wick rotation for quantum field theories on degenerate Moyal space(-time)
Grosse, Harald; Lechner, Gandalf [Department of Physics, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria)] [Department of Physics, University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna (Austria); Ludwig, Thomas [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig (Germany) [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig (Germany); Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany); Verch, Rainer [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)] [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)
2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper the connection between quantum field theories on flat noncommutative space(-times) in Euclidean and Lorentzian signature is studied for the case that time is still commutative. By making use of the algebraic framework of quantum field theory and an analytic continuation of the symmetry groups which are compatible with the structure of Moyal space, a general correspondence between field theories on Euclidean space satisfying a time zero condition and quantum field theories on Moyal Minkowski space is presented ('Wick rotation'). It is then shown that field theories transferred to Moyal space(-time) by Rieffel deformation and warped convolution fit into this framework, and that the processes of Wick rotation and deformation commute.
Superanalogs of symplectic and contact geometry and their applications to quantum field theory
Albert Schwarz
1994-06-17T23:59:59.000Z
The paper contains a short review of the theory of symplectic and contact manifolds and of the generalization of this theory to the case of supermanifolds. It is shown that this generalization can be used to obtain some important results in quantum field theory. In particular, regarding $N$-superconformal geometry as particular case of contact complex geometry, one can better understand $N=2$ superconformal field theory and its connection to topological conformal field theory. The odd symplectic geometry constitutes a mathematical basis of Batalin-Vilkovisky procedure of quantization of gauge theories. The exposition is based mostly on published papers. However, the paper contains also a review of some unpublished results (in the section devoted to the axiomatics of $N=2$ superconformal theory and topological quantum field theory). The paper will be published in Berezin memorial volume.
Wen, Xiao-Gang
The projective construction is a powerful approach to deriving the bulk and edge field theories of non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states and yields an understanding of non-Abelian FQH states in terms of the ...
Counting degrees of freedom in quantum field theory using entanglement entropy
Mezei, Márk (Márk Koppany)
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We devote this thesis to the exploration of how to define the number of degrees of freedom in quantum field theory. Intuitively, the number of degrees of freedom should decrease along the renormalization group (RG) flow, ...
B. Julia-Diaz; H. Kamano; T. -S. H. Lee; A. Matsuyama; T. Sato; N. Suzuki
2009-02-18T23:59:59.000Z
Within the relativistic quantum field theory, we analyze the differences between the $\\pi N$ reaction models constructed from using (1) three-dimensional reductions of Bethe-Salpeter Equation, (2) method of unitary transformation, and (3) time-ordered perturbation theory. Their relations with the approach based on the dispersion relations of S-matrix theory are dicusssed.
An Interpretation of Noncommutative Field Theory in Terms of a Quantum Shift
M. Chaichian; K. Nishijima; A. Tureanu
2005-11-08T23:59:59.000Z
Noncommutative coordinates are decomposed into a sum of geometrical ones and a universal quantum shift operator. With the help of this operator, the mapping of a commutative field theory into a noncommutative field theory (NCFT) is introduced. A general measure for the Lorentz-invariance violation in NCFT is also derived.
Quantum motion equation and Poincare translation invariance of noncommutative field theory
Zheng Ze Ma
2006-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
We study the Moyal commutators and their expectation values between vacuum states and non-vacuum states for noncommutative scalar field theory. For noncommutative $\\phi^{\\star4}$ scalar field theory, we derive its energy-momentum tensor from translation transformation and Lagrange field equation. We generalize the Heisenberg and quantum motion equations to the form of Moyal star-products for noncommutative $\\phi^{\\star4}$ scalar field theory for the case $\\theta^{0i}=0$ of spacetime noncommutativity. Then we demonstrate the Poincar{\\' e} translation invariance for noncommutative $\\phi^{\\star4}$ scalar field theory for the case $\\theta^{0i}=0$ of spacetime noncommutativity.
On Conformal Field Theory and Number Theory
Huang, An
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Frontiers in Number Theory, Physics, and Ge- ometry II. (Witten, Quantum Field Theory, Crassmannians, and AlgebraicJ. Polchinski, String Theory, Vol. 1, Cambridge Univ.
Ultracold Atoms: How Quantum Field Theory Invaded Atomic Physics
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Low energy Lorentz violation from polymer quantum field theory
Husain, Viqar
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the response of an inertial two-level Unruh-DeWitt particle detector coupled to a polymer quantized scalar field in four-dimensional Minkowski spacetime, within first-order perturbation theory. Above a critical rapidity $\\beta_c \\approx 1.3675$, independent of the polymer mass scale $M_\\star$, two drastic changes occur: (i) the detector's excitation rate becomes nonvanishing; (ii) the excitation and de-excitation rates are of order $M_\\star$, for arbitrarily small detector energy gap. We argue that qualitatively similar results hold for any Lorentz violating theory in which field modes with spatial momentum $k$ have excitation energy of the form $|k|\\ f(|k|/M_\\star)$ where the function $f$ dips below unity.
Introduction Classical Field Theory
Baer, Christian
Introduction Classical Field Theory Locally Covariant Quantum Field Theory Renormalization Time evolution Conclusions and outlook Locality and Algebraic Structures in Field Theory Klaus Fredenhagen IIÂ¨utsch and Pedro Lauridsen Ribeiro) Klaus Fredenhagen Locality and Algebraic Structures in Field Theory #12
V. P. Neznamov
2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z
The paper presents the representation of quantum field theory without introduction of infinity bare masses and coupling constants of fermions. Counter-terms, compensating for divergent quantities in self-energy diagrams of fermions and vacuum polarization diagrams at all orders of the perturbation theory, appear in the appropriate Hamiltonians under the special time-dependent unitary transformation.
Failure of microcausality in quantum field theory on noncommutative spacetime
Greenberg, O.W. [High Energy Physics Division, Department of Physical Sciences, University of Helsinki, FIN-00014, Helsinki (Finland)
2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
The commutator of ratio {phi}(x)*{phi}(x) ratio with {partial_derivative}{sub {mu}}{sup y} ratio {phi}(y)*{phi}(y) ratio fails to vanish at equal times and thus also fails to obey microcausality at spacelike separation even for the case in which {theta}{sup 0i}=0. The failure to obey microcausality for these sample observables implies that this form of noncommutative field theory fails to obey microcausality in general. This result holds generally when there are time derivatives in the observables. We discuss possible responses to this problem.
Matteo Villani
2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z
A theoretical scheme, based on a probabilistic generalization of the Hamilton's principle, is elaborated to obtain an unified description of more general dynamical behaviors determined both from a lagrangian function and by mechanisms not contemplated by this function. Within this scheme, quantum mechanics, classical field theory and a quantum theory for scalar fields are discussed. As a by-product of the probabilistic scheme for classical field theory, the equations of the De Donder-Weyl theory for multi-dimensional variational problems are recovered.
Parallelism of quantum computations from prequantum classical statistical field theory (PCSFT)
Andrei Khrennikov
2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is devoted to such a fundamental problem of quantum computing as quantum parallelism. It is well known that quantum parallelism is the basis of the ability of quantum computer to perform in polynomial time computations performed by classical computers for exponential time. Therefore better understanding of quantum parallelism is important both for theoretical and applied research, cf. e.g. David Deutsch \\cite{DD}. We present a realistic interpretation based on recently developed prequantum classical statistical field theory (PCSFT). In the PCSFT-approach to QM quantum states (mixed as well as pure) are labels of special ensembles of classical fields. Thus e.g. a single (!) ``electron in the pure state'' $\\psi$ can be identified with a special `` electron random field,'' say $\\Phi_\\psi(\\phi).$ Quantum computer operates with such random fields. By one computational step for e.g. a Boolean function $f(x_1,...,x_n)$ the initial random field $\\Phi_{\\psi_0}(\\phi)$ is transformed into the final random field $\\Phi_{\\psi_f}(\\phi)$ ``containing all values'' of $f.$ This is the objective of quantum computer's ability to operate quickly with huge amounts of information -- in fact, with classical random fields.
Quantum field theory solution for a short-range interacting SO(3) quantum spin-glass
C. M. S. da Conceição; E. C. Marino
2009-03-02T23:59:59.000Z
We study the quenched disordered magnetic system, which is obtained from the 2D SO(3) quantum Heisenberg model, on a square lattice, with nearest neighbors interaction, by taking a Gaussian random distribution of couplings centered in an antiferromagnetic coupling, $\\bar J>0$ and with a width $\\Delta J$. Using coherent spin states we can integrate over the random variables and map the system onto a field theory, which is a generalization of the SO(3) nonlinear sigma model with different flavors corresponding to the replicas, coupling parameter proportional to $\\bar J$ and having a quartic spin interaction proportional to the disorder ($\\Delta J$). After deriving the CP$^1$ version of the system, we perform a calculation of the free energy density in the limit of zero replicas, which fully includes the quantum fluctuations of the CP$^1$ fields $z_i$. We, thereby obtain the phase diagram of the system in terms of ($T, \\bar J, \\Delta J$). This presents an ordered antiferromagnetic (AF) phase, a paramagnetic (PM) phase and a spin-glass (SG) phase. A critical curve separating the PM and SG phases ends at a quantum critical point located between the AF and SG phases, at T=0. The Edwards-Anderson order parameter, as well as the magnetic susceptibilities are explicitly obtained in each of the three phases as a function of the three control parameters. The magnetic susceptibilities show a Curie-type behavior at high temperatures and exhibit a clear cusp, characteristic of the SG transition, at the transition line. The thermodynamic stability of the phases is investigated by a careful analysis of the Hessian matrix of the free energy. We show that all principal minors of the Hessian are positive in the limit of zero replicas, implying in particular that the SG phase is stable.
A new look at the problem of gauge invariance in quantum field theory
Dan Solomon
2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theory is assumed to be gauge invariant. However it is well known that when certain quantities are calculated using perturbation theory the results are not gauge invariant. The non-gauge invariant terms have to be removed in order to obtain a physically correct result. In this paper we will examine this problem and determine why a theory that is supposed to be gauge invariant produces non-gauge invariant results.
The History and Present Status of Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime
Wald, R M
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theory in curved spacetime is a theory wherein matter is treated fully in accord with the principles of quantum field theory, but gravity is treated classically in accord with general relativity. It is not expected to be an exact theory of nature, but it should provide a good approximate description when the quantum effects of gravity itself do not play a dominant role. A major impetus to the theory was provided by Hawking's calculation of particle creation by black holes, showing that black holes radiate as perfect black bodies. During the past 30 years, considerable progress has been made in giving a mathematically rigorous formulation of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Major issues of principle with regard to the formulation of the theory arise from the lack of Poincare symmetry and the absence of a preferred vacuum state or preferred notion of ``particles''. By the mid-1980's, it was understood how all of these difficulties could be overcome for free (i.e., non-self-interacting) qu...
Exact Amplitude-Based Resummation in Quantum Field Theory: Recent Results
Ward, B F L
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present the current status of the application of our approach of exact amplitude-based resummation in quantum field theory to two areas of investigation: precision QCD calculations of all three of us as needed for LHC physics and the resummed quantum gravity realization by one of us (B.F.L.W.) of Feynman's formulation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. We discuss recent results as they relate to experimental observations. There is reason for optimism in the attendant comparison of theory and experiment.
Washington Taylor
2006-06-28T23:59:59.000Z
This elementary introduction to string field theory highlights the features and the limitations of this approach to quantum gravity as it is currently understood. String field theory is a formulation of string theory as a field theory in space-time with an infinite number of massive fields. Although existing constructions of string field theory require expanding around a fixed choice of space-time background, the theory is in principle background-independent, in the sense that different backgrounds can be realized as different field configurations in the theory. String field theory is the only string formalism developed so far which, in principle, has the potential to systematically address questions involving multiple asymptotically distinct string backgrounds. Thus, although it is not yet well defined as a quantum theory, string field theory may eventually be helpful for understanding questions related to cosmology in string theory.
Gravity Dual for Reggeon Field Theory and Non-linear Quantum Finance
Yu Nakayama
2009-06-23T23:59:59.000Z
We study scale invariant but not necessarily conformal invariant deformations of non-relativistic conformal field theories from the dual gravity viewpoint. We present the corresponding metric that solves the Einstein equation coupled with a massive vector field. We find that, within the class of metric we study, when we assume the Galilean invariance, the scale invariant deformation always preserves the non-relativistic conformal invariance. We discuss applications to scaling regime of Reggeon field theory and non-linear quantum finance. These theories possess scale invariance but may or may not break the conformal invariance, depending on the underlying symmetry assumptions.
Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Space-Times and the Persistence of Ultraviolet Divergences
M. Chaichian; A. Demichev; P. Presnajder
1999-04-13T23:59:59.000Z
We study properties of a scalar quantum field theory on two-dimensional noncommutative space-times. Contrary to the common belief that noncommutativity of space-time would be a key to remove the ultraviolet divergences, we show that field theories on a noncommutative plane with the most natural Heisenberg-like commutation relations among coordinates or even on a noncommutative quantum plane with $E_q(2)$-symmetry have ultraviolet divergences, while the theory on a noncommutative cylinder is ultraviolet finite. Thus, ultraviolet behaviour of a field theory on noncommutative spaces is sensitive to the topology of the space-time, namely to its compactness. We present general arguments for the case of higher space-time dimensions and as well discuss the symmetry transformations of physical states on noncommutative space-times.
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Quantum field theory in spaces with closed time-like curves
Boulware, D.G.
1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Gott spacetime has closed timelike curves, but no locally anomalous stress-energy. A complete orthonormal set of eigenfunctions of the wave operator is found in the special case of a spacetime in which the total deficit angle is 27{pi}. A scalar quantum field theory is constructed using these eigenfunctions. The resultant interacting quantum field theory is not unitary because the field operators can create real, on-shell, particles in the acausal region. These particles propagate for finite proper time accumulating an arbitrary phase before being annihilated at the same spacetime point as that at which they were created. As a result, the effective potential within the acausal region is complex, and probability is not conserved. The stress tensor of the scalar field is evaluated in the neighborhood of the Cauchy horizon; in the case of a sufficiently small Compton wavelength of the field, the stress tensor is regular and cannot prevent the formation of the Cauchy horizon.
Quantum field theory in spaces with closed time-like curves. [Gott space
Boulware, D.G.
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Gott spacetime has closed timelike curves, but no locally anomalous stress-energy. A complete orthonormal set of eigenfunctions of the wave operator is found in the special case of a spacetime in which the total deficit angle is 27[pi]. A scalar quantum field theory is constructed using these eigenfunctions. The resultant interacting quantum field theory is not unitary because the field operators can create real, on-shell, particles in the acausal region. These particles propagate for finite proper time accumulating an arbitrary phase before being annihilated at the same spacetime point as that at which they were created. As a result, the effective potential within the acausal region is complex, and probability is not conserved. The stress tensor of the scalar field is evaluated in the neighborhood of the Cauchy horizon; in the case of a sufficiently small Compton wavelength of the field, the stress tensor is regular and cannot prevent the formation of the Cauchy horizon.
Pair production in a strong electric field: an initial value problem in quantum field theory
Y. Kluger; J. M. Eisenberg; B. Svetitsky
2003-11-23T23:59:59.000Z
We review recent achievements in the solution of the initial-value problem for quantum back-reaction in scalar and spinor QED. The problem is formulated and solved in the semiclassical mean-field approximation for a homogeneous, time-dependent electric field. Our primary motivation in examining back-reaction has to do with applications to theoretical models of production of the quark-gluon plasma, though we here address practicable solutions for back-reaction in general. We review the application of the method of adiabatic regularization to the Klein-Gordon and Dirac fields in order to renormalize the expectation value of the current and derive a finite coupled set of ordinary differential equations for the time evolution of the system. Three time scales are involved in the problem and therefore caution is needed to achieve numerical stability for this system. Several physical features, like plasma oscillations and plateaus in the current, appear in the solution. From the plateau of the electric current one can estimate the number of pairs before the onset of plasma oscillations, while the plasma oscillations themselves yield the number of particles from the plasma frequency. We compare the field-theory solution to a simple model based on a relativistic Boltzmann-Vlasov equation, with a particle production source term inferred from the Schwinger particle creation rate and a Pauli-blocking (or Bose-enhancement) factor. This model reproduces very well the time behavior of the electric field and the creation rate of charged pairs of the semiclassical calculation. It therefore provides a simple intuitive understanding of the nature of the solution since nearly all the physical features can be expressed in terms of the classical distribution function.
Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations of Dirac particles - quantum field theory approach
Pawel Caban; Jakub Rembielinski
2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We calculate correlation function in the Einstein--Podolsky--Rosen type of experiment with massive relativistic Dirac particles in the framework of the quantum field theory formalism. We perform our calculations for states which are physically interesting and transforms covariantly under the full Lorentz group action, i.e. for pseudoscalar and vector state.
Tree Unitarity and Partial Wave Expansion in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
M. Chaichian; C. Montonen; A. Tureanu
2003-05-28T23:59:59.000Z
The validity of the tree-unitarity criterion for scattering amplitudes on the noncommutative space-time is considered, as a condition that can be used to shed light on the problem of unitarity violation in noncommutative quantum field theories when time is noncommutative. The unitarity constraints on the partial wave amplitudes in the noncommutative space-time are also derived.
Noncommutative spectral geometry and the deformed Hopf algebra structure of quantum field theory
Mairi Sakellariadou; Antonio Stabile; Giuseppe Vitiello
2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z
We report the results obtained in the study of Alain Connes noncommutative spectral geometry construction focusing on its essential ingredient of the algebra doubling. We show that such a two-sheeted structure is related with the gauge structure of the theory, its dissipative character and carries in itself the seeds of quantization. From the algebraic point of view, the algebra doubling process has the same structure of the deformed Hops algebra structure which characterizes quantum field theory.
Commutativity of Substitution and Variation in Actions of Quantum Field Theory
Zhong Chao Wu
2009-11-11T23:59:59.000Z
There exists a paradox in quantum field theory: substituting a field configuration which solves a subset of the field equations into the action and varying it is not necessarily equivalent to substituting that configuration into the remaining field equations. We take the $S^4$ and Freund-Rubin-like instantons as two examples to clarify the paradox. One must match the specialized configuration field variables with the corresponding boundary conditions by adding appropriate Legendre terms to the action. Some comments are made regarding exceptional degenerate cases.
Time-reversal symmetry breaking and the field theory of quantum chaos
Simons, B.D. [Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HE (United Kingdom)] [Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Agam, O. [NEC Research Institute, 4 Independence Way, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States)] [NEC Research Institute, 4 Independence Way, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States); Andreev, A.V. [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)] [Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)
1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent studies have shown that the quantum statistical properties of systems which are chaotic in their classical limit can be expressed in terms of an effective field theory. Within this description, spectral properties are determined by low energy relaxation modes of the classical evolution operator. It is in the interaction of these modes that quantum interference effects are encoded. In this paper we review this general approach and discuss how the theory is modified to account for time-reversal symmetry breaking. To keep our discussion general, we will also briefly describe how the theory is modified by the presence of an additional discrete symmetry such as inversion. Throughout, parallels are drawn between quantum chaotic systems and the properties of weakly disordered conductors. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}
Field Theory and Standard Model
W. Buchmüller; C. Lüdeling
2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z
This is a short introduction to the Standard Model and the underlying concepts of quantum field theory.
Is there a "most perfect fluid" consistent with quantum field theory?
Thomas D. Cohen
2007-03-05T23:59:59.000Z
It was recently conjectured that the ratio of the shear viscosity to entropy density, $ \\eta/ s$, for any fluid always exceeds $\\hbar/(4 \\pi k_B)$. This conjecture was motivated by quantum field theoretic results obtained via the AdS/CFT correspondence and from empirical data with real fluids. A theoretical counterexample to this bound can be constructed from a nonrelativistic gas by increasing the number of species in the fluid while keeping the dynamics essentially independent of the species type. The question of whether the underlying structure of relativistic quantum field theory generically inhibits the realization of such a system and thereby preserves the possibility of a universal bound is considered here. Using rather conservative assumptions, it is shown here that a metastable gas of heavy mesons in a particular controlled regime of QCD provides a realization of the counterexample and is consistent with a well-defined underlying relativistic quantum field theory. Thus, quantum field theory appears to impose no lower bound on $\\eta/s$, at least for metastable fluids.
3d Spinfoam Quantum Gravity: Matter as a Phase of the Group Field Theory
Winston Fairbairn; Etera R. Livine
2007-02-23T23:59:59.000Z
An effective field theory for matter coupled to three-dimensional quantum gravity was recently derived in the context of spinfoam models in hep-th/0512113. In this paper, we show how this relates to group field theories and generalized matrix models. In the first part, we realize that the effective field theory can be recasted as a matrix model where couplings between matrices of different sizes can occur. In a second part, we provide a family of classical solutions to the three-dimensional group field theory. By studying perturbations around these solutions, we generate the dynamics of the effective field theory. We identify a particular case which leads to the action of hep-th/0512113 for a massive field living in a flat non-commutative space-time. The most general solutions lead to field theories with non-linear redefinitions of the momentum which we propose to interpret as living on curved space-times. We conclude by discussing the possible extension to four-dimensional spinfoam models.
Conserved charges and quantum-group transformations in noncommutative field theories
Giovanni Amelino-Camelia; Giulia Gubitosi; Flavio Mercati; Giacomo Rosati
2010-09-16T23:59:59.000Z
The recently-developed techniques of Noether analysis of the quantum-group spacetime symmetries of some noncommutative field theories rely on the {\\it ad hoc} introduction of some peculiar auxiliary transformation parameters, which appear to have no role in the structure of the quantum group. We here show that it is possible to set up the Noether analysis directly in terms of the quantum-group symmetry transformations, and we therefore establish more robustly the attribution of the conserved charges to the symmetries of interest. We also characterize the concept of "time independence" (as needed for conserved charges) in a way that is robust enough to be applicable even to theories with space/time noncommutativity, where it might have appeared that any characterization of time independence should be vulnerable to changes of ordering convention.
Probing Hawking and Unruh effects and quantum field theory in curved space by geometric invariants
Antonio Capolupo; Giuseppe Vitiello
2013-11-12T23:59:59.000Z
The presence of noncyclic geometric invariant is revealed in all the phenomena where particle generation from vacuum or vacuum condensates appear. Aharonov--Anandan invariants then can help to study such systems and can represent a new tool to be used in order to provide laboratory evidence of phenomena particulary hard to be detected, such as Hawking and Unruh effects and some features of quantum field theory in curved space simulated by some graphene morphologies. It is finally suggested that a very precise quantum thermometer can be built by exploiting geometric invariants properties.
Vladimir Mashkevich
2008-03-13T23:59:59.000Z
The aim of these notes is to elucidate some aspects of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, especially those relating to the notion of particles. A selection of issues relevant to wave-particle duality is given. The case of a generic curved spacetime is outlined. A Hamiltonian formulation of quantum field theory in curved spacetime is elaborated for a preferred reference frame with a separated space metric (a static spacetime and a reductive synchronous reference frame). Applications: (1) Black hole. (2) The universe; the cosmological redshift is obtained in the context of quantum field theory.
Tunneling of the 3rd Kind: A Test of the Effective Non-locality of Quantum Field Theory
Simon A. Gardiner; Holger Gies; Joerg Jaeckel; Chris J. Wallace
2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z
Integrating out virtual quantum fluctuations in an originally local quantum field theory results in an effective theory which is non-local. In this Letter we argue that tunneling of the 3rd kind - where particles traverse a barrier by splitting into a pair of virtual particles which recombine only after a finite distance - provides a direct test of this non-locality. We sketch a quantum-optical setup to test this effect, and investigate observable effects in a simple toy model.
Olivier Coquand; Bruno Machet
2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z
1-loop quantum corrections are shown to induce large effects on the refraction index n inside a graphene strip in the presence of an external magnetic field B orthogonal to it. To this purpose, we use the tools of Quantum Field Theory to calculate the photon propagator at 1-loop inside graphene in position space, which leads to an effective vacuum polarization in a brane-like theory of photons interacting with massless electrons at locations confined inside the thin strip (its longitudinal spread is considered to be infinite). The effects factorize into quantum ones, controlled by the value of B and that of the electromagnetic coupling alpha, and a "transmittance function" U in which the geometry of the sample and the resulting confinement of electrons play the major roles. We consider photons inside the visible spectrum and magnetic fields in the range 1-20 Teslas. At B=0, quantum effects depend very weakly on alpha and n is essentially controlled by U; we recover, then, an opacity for visible light of the same order of magnitude pi * alpha_{vac} as measured experimentally.
Effective Field Theory for the Quantum Electrodynamics of a Graphene Wire
P. Faccioli; E. Lipparini
2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
We study the low-energy quantum electrodynamics of electrons and holes, in a thin graphene wire. We develop an effective field theory (EFT) based on an expansion in p/p_T, where p_T is the typical momentum of electrons and holes in the transverse direction, while p are the momenta in the longitudinal direction. We show that, to the lowest-order in (p/p_T), our EFT theory is formally equivalent to the exactly solvable Schwinger model. By exploiting such an analogy, we find that the ground state of the quantum wire contains a condensate of electron-hole pairs. The excitation spectrum is saturated by electron-hole collective bound-states, and we calculate the dispersion law of such modes. We also compute the DC conductivity per unit length at zero chemical potential and find g_s =e^2/h, where g_s=4 is the degeneracy factor.
Quantum theory Bohrification: topos theory and quantum theory
Spitters, Bas
Quantum theory Bohrification: topos theory and quantum theory Bas Spitters Domains XI, 9/9/2014 Bas Spitters Bohrification: topos theory and quantum theory #12;Quantum theory Point-free Topology The axiom, Krein-Millman, Alaoglu, Hahn-Banach, Gelfand, Zariski, ... Bas Spitters Bohrification: topos theory
The density of states approach for the simulation of finite density quantum field theories
K. Langfeld; B. Lucini; A. Rago; R. Pellegrini; L. Bongiovanni
2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z
Finite density quantum field theories have evaded first principle Monte-Carlo simulations due to the notorious sign-problem. The partition function of such theories appears as the Fourier transform of the generalised density-of-states, which is the probability distribution of the imaginary part of the action. With the advent of Wang-Landau type simulation techniques and recent advances, the density-of-states can be calculated over many hundreds of orders of magnitude. Current research addresses the question whether the achieved precision is high enough to reliably extract the finite density partition function, which is exponentially suppressed with the volume. In my talk, I review the state-of-play for the high precision calculations of the density-of-states as well as the recent progress for obtaining reliable results from highly oscillating integrals. I will review recent progress for the $Z_3$ quantum field theory for which results can be obtained from the simulation of the dual theory, which appears to free of a sign problem.
The density of states approach for the simulation of finite density quantum field theories
Langfeld, K; Rago, A; Pellegrini, R; Bongiovanni, L
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Finite density quantum field theories have evaded first principle Monte-Carlo simulations due to the notorious sign-problem. The partition function of such theories appears as the Fourier transform of the generalised density-of-states, which is the probability distribution of the imaginary part of the action. With the advent of Wang-Landau type simulation techniques and recent advances, the density-of-states can be calculated over many hundreds of orders of magnitude. Current research addresses the question whether the achieved precision is high enough to reliably extract the finite density partition function, which is exponentially suppressed with the volume. In my talk, I review the state-of-play for the high precision calculations of the density-of-states as well as the recent progress for obtaining reliable results from highly oscillating integrals. I will review recent progress for the $Z_3$ quantum field theory for which results can be obtained from the simulation of the dual theory, which appears to fr...
Cosmological Constant as Vacuum Energy Density of Quantum Field Theories on Noncommutative Spacetime
Xiao-Jun Wang
2004-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a new approach to understand hierarchy problem for cosmological constant in terms of considering noncommutative nature of space-time. We calculate that vacuum energy density of the noncommutative quantum field theories in nontrivial background, which admits a smaller cosmological constant by introducing an higher noncommutative scale $\\mu_{NC}\\sim M_p$. The result $\\rho_\\Lambda\\sim 10^{-6}\\Lambda_{SUSY}^8M_p^4/\\mu_{NC}^8$ yields cosmological constant at the order of current observed value for supersymmetry breaking scale at 10TeV. It is the same as Banks' phenomenological formula for cosmological constant.
String/Quantum Gravity motivated Uncertainty Relations and Regularisation in Field Theory
Achim Kempf
1996-12-08T23:59:59.000Z
The possibility of the existence of small correction terms to the canonical commutation relations and the uncertainty relations has recently found renewed interest. In particular, such correction terms could induce finite lower bounds $\\Delta x_0, \\Delta p_0$ to the resolution of distances and/or momenta. I review a general framework for the path integral formulation of quantum field theories on such generalised geometries, and focus then on the mechanisms by which $\\Delta p_0>0$, and/or $\\Delta x_0>0$ lead to IR and/or UV regularisation.
Wu, Yue-Liang
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Treating the gravitational force on the same footing as the electroweak and strong forces, we present a quantum field theory (QFT) of gravity based on spinnic and scaling gauge symmetries. The so-called Gravifield sided on both locally flat non-coordinate space-time and globally flat Minkowski space-time is an essential ingredient for gauging global spinnic and scaling symmetries. The locally flat Gravifield space-time spanned by the Gravifield is associated with a non-commutative geometry characterized by a gauge-type field strength of Gravifield. A gauge invariant and coordinate independent action for the quantum gravity is built in the Gravifield basis, we derive equations of motion for all quantum fields with including the gravitational effect and obtain basic conservation laws for all symmetries. The equation of motion for Gravifield tensor is deduced in connection directly with the energy-momentum tensor. When the spinnic and scaling gauge symmetries are broken down to a background structure that posses...
Negative energy densities in integrable quantum field theories at one-particle level
Bostelmann, Henning
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the phenomenon of negative energy densities in quantum field theories with self-interaction. Specifically, we consider a class of integrable models (including the sinh-Gordon model) in which we investigate the expectation value of the energy density in one-particle states. In this situation, we classify the possible form of the stress-energy tensor from first principles. We show that one-particle states with negative energy density generically exist in non-free situations, and we establish lower bounds for the energy density (quantum energy inequalities). Demanding that these inequalities hold reduces the ambiguity in the stress-energy tensor, in some situations fixing it uniquely. Numerical results for the lowest spectral value of the energy density allow us to demonstrate how negative energy densities depend on the coupling constant and on other model parameters.
Negative energy densities in integrable quantum field theories at one-particle level
Henning Bostelmann; Daniela Cadamuro
2015-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
We study the phenomenon of negative energy densities in quantum field theories with self-interaction. Specifically, we consider a class of integrable models (including the sinh-Gordon model) in which we investigate the expectation value of the energy density in one-particle states. In this situation, we classify the possible form of the stress-energy tensor from first principles. We show that one-particle states with negative energy density generically exist in non-free situations, and we establish lower bounds for the energy density (quantum energy inequalities). Demanding that these inequalities hold reduces the ambiguity in the stress-energy tensor, in some situations fixing it uniquely. Numerical results for the lowest spectral value of the energy density allow us to demonstrate how negative energy densities depend on the coupling constant and on other model parameters.
Smooth Field Theories and Homotopy Field Theories
Wilder, Alan Cameron
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1 . . . . . . . . 4 Categories of Field Theories 4.1 Functorto super symmetric field theories. CRM Proceedings and0-dimensional super symmetric field theories. preprint 2008.
CP(N-1) Quantum Field Theories with Alkaline-Earth Atoms in Optical Lattices
Laflamme, C; Dalmonte, M; Gerber, U; Mejía-Díaz, H; Bietenholz, W; Wiese, U -J; Zoller, P
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a cold atom implementation to attain the continuum limit of (1+1)-d CP(N-1) quantum field theories. These theories share important features with (3+1)-d QCD, such as asymptotic freedom and $\\theta$ vacua. Moreover, their continuum limit can be accessed via the mechanism of dimensional reduction. In our scheme, the CP(N-1) degrees of freedom emerge at low energies from a ladder system of SU(N) quantum spins, where the N spin states are embodied by the nuclear Zeeman states of alkaline-earth atoms, trapped in an optical lattice. Based on Monte Carlo results, we establish that the continuum limit can be demonstrated by an atomic quantum simulation by employing the feature of asymptotic freedom. We discuss a protocol for the adiabatic state preparation of the ground state of the system, the real-time evolution of a false $\\theta$-vacuum state after a quench, and we propose experiments to unravel the phase diagram at non-zero density.
CP(N-1) Quantum Field Theories with Alkaline-Earth Atoms in Optical Lattices
C. Laflamme; W. Evans; M. Dalmonte; U. Gerber; H. Mejía-Díaz; W. Bietenholz; U. -J. Wiese; P. Zoller
2015-07-24T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a cold atom implementation to attain the continuum limit of (1+1)-d CP(N-1) quantum field theories. These theories share important features with (3+1)-d QCD, such as asymptotic freedom and $\\theta$ vacua. Moreover, their continuum limit can be accessed via the mechanism of dimensional reduction. In our scheme, the CP(N-1) degrees of freedom emerge at low energies from a ladder system of SU(N) quantum spins, where the N spin states are embodied by the nuclear Zeeman states of alkaline-earth atoms, trapped in an optical lattice. Based on Monte Carlo results, we establish that the continuum limit can be demonstrated by an atomic quantum simulation by employing the feature of asymptotic freedom. We discuss a protocol for the adiabatic state preparation of the ground state of the system, the real-time evolution of a false $\\theta$-vacuum state after a quench, and we propose experiments to unravel the phase diagram at non-zero density.
Vukmirovic, Nenad
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Petersilka, Density Functional Theory (Springer, New York,Quantum Dots: Theory Nenad Vukmirovi´ and Lin-Wang Wang cdensity functional theory; electronic structure; empirical
One-loop calculations in quantum field theory: from Feynman diagrams to unitarity cuts
Ellis, R. Keith [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Kunszt, Zoltan [Institute for Theoretical Physics (Switzerland); Melnikov, Kirill [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); Zanderighi, Giulia [Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics (United Kingdom)
2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The success of the experimental program at the Tevatron re-inforced the idea that precision physics at hadron colliders is desirable and, indeed, possible. The Tevatron data strongly suggests that one-loop computations in QCD describe hard scattering well. Extrapolating this observation to the LHC, we conclude that knowledge of many short-distance processes at next-to-leading order may be required to describe the physics of hard scattering. While the field of one-loop computations is quite mature, parton multiplicities in hard LHC events are so high that traditional computational techniques become inefficient. Recently new approaches based on unitarity have been developed for calculating one-loop scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory. These methods are especially suitable for the description of multi-particle processes in QCD and are amenable to numerical implementations. We present a systematic pedagogical description of both conceptual and technical aspects of the new methods.
A. Steffens; C. A. Riofrío; R. Hübener; J. Eisert
2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce the concept of quantum field tomography, the efficient and reliable reconstruction of unknown quantum fields based on data of correlation functions. At the basis of the analysis is the concept of continuous matrix product states, a complete set of variational states grasping states in quantum field theory. We innovate a practical method, making use of and developing tools in estimation theory used in the context of compressed sensing such as Prony methods and matrix pencils, allowing us to faithfully reconstruct quantum field states based on low-order correlation functions. In the absence of a phase reference, we highlight how specific higher order correlation functions can still be predicted. We exemplify the functioning of the approach by reconstructing randomised continuous matrix product states from their correlation data and study the robustness of the reconstruction for different noise models. We also apply the method to data generated by simulations based on continuous matrix product states and using the time-dependent variational principle. The presented approach is expected to open up a new window into experimentally studying continuous quantum systems, such as encountered in experiments with ultra-cold atoms on top of atom chips. By virtue of the analogy with the input-output formalism in quantum optics, it also allows for studying open quantum systems.
Mishchenko, Yuriy
2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
MISHCHENKO, YURIY. Applications of Canonical Transformations and Nontrivial Vacuum Solutions to flavor mixing and critical phenomena in Quantum Field Theory. (Under the direction of Chueng-Ryong Ji.) In this dissertation we consider two recent applications of Bogoliubov Transformation to the phenomenology of quantum mixing and the theory of critical phenomena. In recent years quantum mixing got in the focus of the searches for New Physics due to its unparalleled sensitivity to SM parameters and indications of neutrino mixing. It was recently suggested that Bogoliubov Transformation may be important in proper definition of the flavor states that otherwise results in problems in perturbative treatment. As first part of this dissertation we investigate this conjecture and develop a complete formulation of such a mixing field theory involving introduction of general formalism, analysis of space-time conversion and phenomenological implications. As second part of this dissertati
CLASSICAL FIELD THEORY WITH Z (3) SYMMETRY
Ruck, H.M.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and H.M. Ruck, Quantum field theory Potts model, J. Math.in cyclic symmetry field theories, Nucl. Phys. B167 M.J.waves in nonlinear field theories, Phys. Rev. Lett. 32. R.
A Non-Riemannian Metric on Space-Time Emergent From Scalar Quantum Field Theory
Kar, Arnab
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the standard deviation \\sigma(x,x') = \\sqrt{} of a scalar quantum field theory is a metric (i.e., a symmetric positive function satisfying the triangle inequality) on space-time (with imaginary time). It is very different from the Euclidean metric |x-x'|: for four dimensional free scalar field theory, \\sigma(x,x') \\to \\frac{\\sigma_{4}}{a^{2}} -\\frac{\\sigma_{4}'}{|x-x'|^{2}} + \\mathrm{O}(|x-x'|^{-3}), as |x-x'|\\to\\infty. According to \\sigma, space-time has a finite diameter \\frac{\\sigma_{4}}{a^{2}} which is not universal (i.e., depends on the UV cut-off a and the regularization method used). The Lipschitz equivalence class of the metric is independent of the cut-off. \\sigma(x,x') is not the length of the geodesic in any Riemannian metric, as it does not have the intermediate point property: for a pair (x,x') there is in general no point x" such that \\sigma(x,x')=\\sigma(x,x")+\\sigma(x",x'). Nevertheless, it is possible to embed space-time in a higher dimensional space of negative curvature so that ...
Unitarity bounds and RG flows in time dependent quantum field theory
Xi Dong; Bart Horn; Eva Silverstein; Gonzalo Torroba
2012-03-08T23:59:59.000Z
We generalize unitarity bounds on operator dimensions in conformal field theory to field theories with spacetime dependent couplings. Below the energy scale of spacetime variation of the couplings, their evolution can strongly affect the physics, effectively shifting the infrared operator scaling and unitarity bounds determined from correlation functions in the theory. We analyze this explicitly for large-$N$ double-trace flows, and connect these to UV complete field theories. One motivating class of examples comes from our previous work on FRW holography, where this effect explains the range of flavors allowed in the dual, time dependent, field theory.
Unitarity Bounds and RG Flows in Time Dependent Quantum Field Theory
Dong, Xi; Horn, Bart; Silverstein, Eva; Torroba, Gonzalo; /Stanford U., ITP /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SLAC
2012-04-05T23:59:59.000Z
We generalize unitarity bounds on operator dimensions in conformal field theory to field theories with spacetime dependent couplings. Below the energy scale of spacetime variation of the couplings, their evolution can strongly affect the physics, effectively shifting the infrared operator scaling and unitarity bounds determined from correlation functions in the theory. We analyze this explicitly for large-N double-trace flows, and connect these to UV complete field theories. One motivating class of examples comes from our previous work on FRW holography, where this effect explains the range of flavors allowed in the dual, time dependent, field theory.
Smooth Field Theories and Homotopy Field Theories
Wilder, Alan Cameron
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
CHAPTER 3. FIELD THEORIES Definition 3.2.1. A smooth fielda ’top down’ definition of field theories. Taking as ourin the following. Definition A field theory is a symmetric
A Review of Noncommutative Field Theories
Victor O. Rivelles
2011-01-27T23:59:59.000Z
We present a brief review of selected topics in noncommutative field theories ranging from its revival in string theory, its influence on quantum field theories, its possible experimental signatures and ending with some applications in gravity and emergent gravity.
Alfredo Iorio; Gaetano Lambiase
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
The solutions of many issues, of the ongoing efforts to make deformed graphene a tabletop quantum field theory in curved spacetimes, are presented. A detailed explanation of the special features of curved spacetimes, originating from embedding portions of the Lobachevsky plane into $\\mathbf{R}^3$, is given, and the special role of coordinates for the physical realizations in graphene, is explicitly shown, in general, and for various examples. The Rindler spacetime is reobtained, with new important differences with respect to earlier results. The de Sitter spacetime naturally emerges, for the first time, paving the way to future applications in cosmology. The role of the BTZ black hole is also briefly addressed. The singular boundary of the pseudospheres, "Hilbert horizon", is seen to be closely related to event horizon of the Rindler, de Sitter, and BTZ kind. This gives new, and stronger, arguments for the Hawking phenomenon to take place. An important geometric parameter, $c$, overlooked in earlier work, takes here its place for physical applications, and it is shown to be related to graphene's lattice spacing, $\\ell$. It is shown that all surfaces of constant negative curvature, ${\\cal K} = -r^{-2}$, are unified, in the limit $c/r \\to 0$, where they are locally applicable to the Beltrami pseudosphere. This, and $c = \\ell$, allow us a) to have a phenomenological control on the reaching of the horizon; b) to use spacetimes different than Rindler for the Hawking phenomenon; c) to approach the generic surface of the family. An improved expression for the thermal LDOS is obtained. A non-thermal term for the total LDOS is found. It takes into account: a) the peculiarities of the graphene-based Rindler spacetime; b) the finiteness of a laboratory surface; c) the optimal use of the Minkowski quantum vacuum, through the choice of this Minkowski-static boundary.
M. Lapert; R. Tehini; G. Turinici; D. Sugny
2009-05-29T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the optimal control of quantum systems interacting non-linearly with an electromagnetic field. We propose new monotonically convergent algorithms to solve the optimal equations. The monotonic behavior of the algorithm is ensured by a non-standard choice of the cost which is not quadratic in the field. These algorithms can be constructed for pure and mixed-state quantum systems. The efficiency of the method is shown numerically on molecular orientation with a non-linearity of order 3 in the field. Discretizing the amplitude and the phase of the Fourier transform of the optimal field, we show that the optimal solution can be well-approximated by pulses that could be implemented experimentally.
Robert Carroll
2007-11-05T23:59:59.000Z
We show some relations between Ricci flow and quantum theory via Fisher information and the quantum potential.
Mario G. Silveirinha
2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z
Here, we develop a comprehensive quantum theory for the phenomenon of quantum friction. Based on a theory of macroscopic quantum electrodynamics for unstable systems, we calculate the quantum expectation of the friction force, and link the friction effect to the emergence of system instabilities related to the Cherenkov effect. These instabilities may occur due to the hybridization of particular guided modes supported by the individual moving bodies, and selection rules for the interacting modes are derived. It is proven that the quantum friction effect can take place even when the interacting bodies are lossless and made of nondispersive dielectrics.
Oshmyansky, A
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An alternative quantum field theory for gravity is proposed for low energies based on an attractive effect between contaminants in a Bose-Einstein Condensate rather than on particle exchange. In the ``contaminant in condensate effect," contaminants cause a potential in an otherwise uniform condensate, forcing the condensate between two contaminants to a higher energy state. The energy of the system decreases as the contaminants come closer together, causing an attractive force between contaminants. It is proposed that mass-energy may have a similar effect on Einstein's space-time field, and gravity is quantized by the same method by which the contaminant in condensate effect is quantized. The resulting theory is finite and, if a physical condensate is assumed to underly the system, predictive. However, the proposed theory has several flaws at high energies and is thus limited to low energies. Falsifiable predictions are given for the case that the Higgs condensate is assumed to be the condensate underlying gr...
Alexander Oshmyansky
2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z
An alternative quantum field theory for gravity is proposed for low energies based on an attractive effect between contaminants in a Bose-Einstein Condensate rather than on particle exchange. In the ``contaminant in condensate effect," contaminants cause a potential in an otherwise uniform condensate, forcing the condensate between two contaminants to a higher energy state. The energy of the system decreases as the contaminants come closer together, causing an attractive force between contaminants. It is proposed that mass-energy may have a similar effect on Einstein's space-time field, and gravity is quantized by the same method by which the contaminant in condensate effect is quantized. The resulting theory is finite and, if a physical condensate is assumed to underly the system, predictive. However, the proposed theory has several flaws at high energies and is thus limited to low energies. Falsifiable predictions are given for the case that the Higgs condensate is assumed to be the condensate underlying gravity.
Inevitability and Importance of Non-Perturbative Elements in Quantum Field Theory
Alexander P. Bakulev; Dmitry V. Shirkov
2011-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
The subject of the first section-lecture is concerned with the strength and the weakness of the perturbation theory (PT) approach, that is expansion in powers of a small parameter $\\alpha$, in Quantum Theory. We start with outlining a general troublesome feature of the main quantum theory instrument, the perturbation expansion method. The striking issue is that perturbation series in powers of $\\alpha \\ll 1$ is not a convergent series. The formal reason is an essential singularity of quantum amplitude (matrix element) $C(\\alpha)$ at the origin $\\alpha=0$. In many physically important cases one needs some alternative means of theoretical analysis. In particular, this refers to perturbative QCD (pQCD) in the low-energy domain. In the second section-lecture, we discuss the approach of Analytic Perturbation Theory (APT). We start with a short historic preamble and then discuss how combining the Dispersion Relation with the Renormalization Group (RG) techniques yields the APT with \\myMath{\\displaystyle e^{-1/\\alpha}} nonanalyticity. Next we consider the results of APT applications to low-energy QCD processes and show that in this approach the fourth-loop contributions, which appear to be on the asymptotic border in the pQCD approach, are of the order of a few per mil. Then we note that using the RG in QCD dictates the need to use the Fractional APT (FAPT) and describe its basic ingredients. As an example of the FAPT application in QCD we consider the pion form factor $F_\\pi(Q^2)$ calculation. At the end, we discuss the resummation of nonpower series in {(F)APT} with application to the estimation of the Higgs-boson-decay width $\\Gamma_{H\\to\\bar{b}b}(m_H^2)$.
Lucien Hardy
2013-03-06T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss how to reconstruct quantum theory from operational postulates. In particular, the following postulates are consistent only with for classical probability theory and quantum theory. Logical Sharpness: There is a one-to-one map between pure states and maximal effects such that we get unit probability. This maximal effect does not give probability equal to one for any other pure state. Information Locality: A maximal measurement is effected on a composite system if we perform maximal measurements on each of the components. Tomographic Locality: The state of a composite system can be determined from the statistics collected by making measurements on the components. Permutability: There exists a reversible transformation on any system effecting any given permutation of any given maximal set of distinguishable states for that system. Sturdiness: Filters are non-flattening. To single out quantum theory we need only add any requirement that is inconsistent with classical probability theory and consistent with quantum theory.
Negative Energies and Field Theory
Gerald E. Marsh
2008-11-20T23:59:59.000Z
The assumption that the vacuum is the minimum energy state, invariant under unitary transformations, is fundamental to quantum field theory. However, the assertion that the conservation of charge implies that the equal time commutator of the charge density and its time derivative vanish for two spatially separated points is inconsistent with the requirement that the vacuum be the lowest energy state. Yet, for quantum field theory to be gauge invariant, this commutator must vanish. This essay explores how this conundrum is resolved in quantum electrodynamics.
Gauge Theory of Quantum Gravity
J. W. Moffat
1994-01-04T23:59:59.000Z
A gauge theory of quantum gravity is formulated, in which an internal, field dependent metric is introduced which non-linearly realizes the gauge fields on the non-compact group $SL(2,C)$, while linearly realizing them on $SU(2)$. Einstein's $SL(2,C)$ invariant theory of gravity emerges at low energies, since the extra degrees of freedom associated with the quadratic curvature and the internal metric only dominate at high energies. In a fixed internal metric gauge, only the the $SU(2)$ gauge symmetry is satisfied, the particle spectrum is identified and the Hamiltonian is shown to be bounded from below. Although Lorentz invariance is broken in this gauge, it is satisfied in general. The theory is quantized in this fixed, broken symmetry gauge as an $SU(2)$ gauge theory on a lattice with a lattice spacing equal to the Planck length. This produces a unitary and finite theory of quantum gravity.
Matthew James
2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z
This paper explains some fundamental ideas of {\\em feedback} control of quantum systems through the study of a relatively simple two-level system coupled to optical field channels. The model for this system includes both continuous and impulsive dynamics. Topics covered in this paper include open and closed loop control, impulsive control, optimal control, quantum filtering, quantum feedback networks, and coherent feedback control.
Electric fields and quantum wormholes
Dalit Engelhardt; Ben Freivogel; Nabil Iqbal
2015-05-24T23:59:59.000Z
Electric fields can thread a classical Einstein-Rosen bridge. Maldacena and Susskind have recently suggested that in a theory of dynamical gravity the entanglement of ordinary perturbative quanta should be viewed as creating a quantum version of an Einstein-Rosen bridge between the particles, or a "quantum wormhole". We demonstrate within low-energy effective field theory that there is a precise sense in which electric fields can also thread such quantum wormholes. We define a non-perturbative "wormhole susceptibility" that measures the ease of passing an electric field through any sort of wormhole. The susceptibility of a quantum wormhole is suppressed by powers of the U(1) gauge coupling relative to that for a classical wormhole but can be made numerically equal with a sufficiently large amount of entangled matter.
Introduction to Renormalization in Field Theory
Ling-Fong Li; Chongqing
2012-08-23T23:59:59.000Z
A simple introduction of renormalization in quantum field theory is discussed. Explanation of concepts is emphasized instead of the technical details.
Noncommutative Cohomological Field Theory and GMS soliton
Tomomi Ishikawa; Shin-Ichiro Kuroki; Akifumi Sako
2001-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
We show that it is possible to construct a quantum field theory that is invariant under the translation of the noncommutative parameter $\\theta_{\\mu\
Tureanu, Anca [High Energy Physics Division, Department of Physical Sciences, University of Helsinki and Helsinki Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 64, FIN-00014 Helsinki (Finland)
2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
In the framework of quantum field theory on noncommutative space-time with the symmetry group O(1,1)xSO(2), we prove that the Jost-Lehmann-Dyson representation, based on the causality condition taken in connection with this symmetry, leads to the mere impossibility of drawing any conclusion on the analyticity of the 2{yields}2-scattering amplitude in cos {theta}, {theta} being the scattering angle. Discussions on the possible ways of obtaining high-energy bounds analogous to the Froissart-Martin bound on the total cross section are also presented.
Polymer Parametrised Field Theory
Alok Laddha; Madhavan Varadarajan
2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z
Free scalar field theory on 2 dimensional flat spacetime, cast in diffeomorphism invariant guise by treating the inertial coordinates of the spacetime as dynamical variables, is quantized using LQG type `polymer' representations for the matter field and the inertial variables. The quantum constraints are solved via group averaging techniques and, analogous to the case of spatial geometry in LQG, the smooth (flat) spacetime geometry is replaced by a discrete quantum structure. An overcomplete set of Dirac observables, consisting of (a) (exponentials of) the standard free scalar field creation- annihilation modes and (b) canonical transformations corresponding to conformal isometries, are represented as operators on the physical Hilbert space. None of these constructions suffer from any of the `triangulation' dependent choices which arise in treatments of LQG. In contrast to the standard Fock quantization, the non- Fock nature of the representation ensures that the algebra of conformal isometries as well as that of spacetime diffeomorphisms are represented in an anomaly free manner. Semiclassical states can be analysed at the gauge invariant level. It is shown that `physical weaves' necessarily underly such states and that such states display semiclassicality with respect to, at most, a countable subset of the (uncountably large) set of observables of type (a). The model thus offers a fertile testing ground for proposed definitions of quantum dynamics as well as semiclassical states in LQG.
Mathematical quantization of Hamiltonian field theories
A. V. Stoyanovsky
2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z
We define the renormalized evolution operator of the Schr\\"odinger equation in the infinite dimensional Weyl-Moyal algebra during a time interval for a wide class of Hamiltonians depending on time. This leads to a mathematical definition of quantum field theory $S$-matrix and Green functions. We show that for renormalizable field theories, our theory yields the renormalized perturbation series of perturbative quantum field theory. All the results are based on the Feynman graph series technique.
Diffeomorphism invariant Quantum Field Theories of Connections in terms of webs
Jerzy Lewandowski; Thomas Thiemann
1999-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
In the canonical quantization of gravity in terms of the Ashtekar variables one uses paths in the 3-space to construct the quantum states. Usually, one restricts oneself to families of paths admitting only finite number of isolated intersections. This assumption implies a limitation on the diffeomorphisms invariance of the introduced structures. In this work, using the previous results of Baez and Sawin, we extend the existing results to a theory admitting all the possible piecewise smooth finite paths and loops. In particular, we $(i)$ characterize the spectrum of the Ashtekar-Isham configuration space, $(ii)$ introduce spin-web states, a generalization of the spin-network states, $(iii)$ extend the diffeomorphism averaging to the spin-web states and derive a large class of diffeomorphism invariant states and finally $(iv)$ extend the 3-geometry operators and the Hamiltonian operator.
Three lectures on noncommutative field theories
F. A. Schaposnik
2004-08-18T23:59:59.000Z
Classical and quantum aspects of noncommutative field theories are discussed. In particular, noncommutative solitons and instantons are constructed and also d=2,3 noncommutative fermion and bosonic (Wess-Zumino-Witten and Chern-Simons)theories are analyzed.
Covariant Noncommutative Field Theory
Estrada-Jimenez, S. [Licenciaturas en Fisica y en Matematicas, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas Calle 4a Ote. Nte. 1428, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas (Mexico); Garcia-Compean, H. [Departamento de Fisica, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN P.O. Box 14-740, 07000 Mexico D.F., Mexico and Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Monterrey Via del Conocimiento 201, Parque de Investigacion e Innovacion Tecnologica (PIIT) Autopista nueva al Aeropuerto km 9.5, Lote 1, Manzana 29, cp. 66600 Apodaca Nuevo Leon (Mexico); Obregon, O. [Instituto de Fisica de la Universidad de Guanajuato P.O. Box E-143, 37150 Leon Gto. (Mexico); Ramirez, C. [Facultad de Ciencias Fisico Matematicas, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, P.O. Box 1364, 72000 Puebla (Mexico)
2008-07-02T23:59:59.000Z
The covariant approach to noncommutative field and gauge theories is revisited. In the process the formalism is applied to field theories invariant under diffeomorphisms. Local differentiable forms are defined in this context. The lagrangian and hamiltonian formalism is consistently introduced.
Vladimir I. Zverev; Alexander M. Tishin
2009-01-29T23:59:59.000Z
In the given work the first attempt to generalize quantum uncertainty relation on macro objects is made. Business company as one of economical process participants was chosen by the authors for this purpose. The analogies between quantum micro objects and the structures which from the first sight do not have anything in common with physics are given. The proof of generalized uncertainty relation is produced. With the help of generalized uncertainty relation the authors wanted to elaborate a new non-traditional approach to the description of companies' business activity and their developing and try to formulate some advice for them. Thus, our work makes the base of quantum theory of econimics
High energy cosmic rays experiments inspired by noncommutative quantum field theory
Josip Trampetic
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
Phenomenological analysis of the covariant theta-exact noncommutative (NC) gauge field theory (GFT), inspired by high energy cosmic rays experiments, is performed in the framework of the inelastic neutrino-nucleon scatterings, plasmon and $Z$-boson decays into neutrino pair, the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) and the Reheating Phase After Inflation (RPAI), respectively. Next we have have found neutrino two-point function and shows a closed form decoupling of the hard ultraviolet (UV) divergent term from softened ultraviolet/infrared (UV/IR) mixing term and from the finite terms as well. For a certain choice of the noncommutative parameter theta which preserves unitarity, problematic UV divergent and UV/IR mixing terms vanish. Non-perturbative modifications of the neutrino dispersion relations are assymptotically independent of the scale of noncommutativity in both the low and high energy limits and may allow superluminal propagation.
Josip Trampetic
2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z
Analysis of the covariant theta-exact noncommutative (NC) gauge field theory (GFT), inspired by high energy cosmic rays experiments, is performed in the framework of the inelastic neutrino-nucleon scatterings. Next we have have found neutrino two-point function and shows a closed form decoupled from the hard ultraviolet (UV) divergent term, from softened ultraviolet/infrared (UV/IR) mixing term, and from the finite terms as well. For a certain choice of the noncommutative parameter theta which preserves unitarity, problematic UV divergent and UV/IR mixing terms vanish. Non-perturbative modifications of the neutrino dispersion relations are assymptotically independent of the scale of noncommutativity in both, the low and high energy limits and may allow superluminal propagation.
Renormalisation of Noncommutative Quantum Field Harald Grosse1
Wulkenhaar, Raimar
Renormalisation of Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory Harald Grosse1 and Raimar Wulkenhaar2 1 recall some models for noncommutative space-time and discuss quantum field theories on these deformed. Keywords: noncommutative geometry; quantum field theory; renormalisation AMS Subject Classification: 81T15
Quantum fields with classical perturbations
Derezi?ski, Jan, E-mail: Jan.Derezinski@fuw.edu.pl [Department of Mathematical Methods in Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Hoza 74, 00-682 Warszawa (Poland)
2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
The main purpose of these notes is a review of various models of Quantum Field Theory (QFT) involving quadratic Lagrangians. We discuss scalar and vector bosons, spin 1/2 fermions, both neutral and charged. Beside free theories, we study their interactions with classical perturbations, called, depending on the context, an external linear source, mass-like term, current or electromagnetic potential. The notes may serve as a first introduction to QFT.
Particle decay in Ising field theory with magnetic field
Gesualdo Delfino
2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
The scaling limit of the two-dimensional Ising model in the plane of temperature and magnetic field defines a field theory which provides the simplest illustration of non-trivial phenomena such as spontaneous symmetry breaking and confinement. Here we discuss how Ising field theory also gives the simplest model for particle decay. The decay widths computed in this theory provide the obvious test ground for the numerical methods designed to study unstable particles in quantum field theories discretized on a lattice.
Quantum communication, reference frames and gauge theory
S. J. van Enk
2006-04-26T23:59:59.000Z
We consider quantum communication in the case that the communicating parties not only do not share a reference frame but use imperfect quantum communication channels, in that each channel applies some fixed but unknown unitary rotation to each qubit. We discuss similarities and differences between reference frames within that quantum communication model and gauge fields in gauge theory. We generalize the concept of refbits and analyze various quantum communication protocols within the communication model.
Xavier Busch
2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
The two main predictions of quantum field theory in curved space-time, namely Hawking radiation and cosmological pair production, have not been directly tested and involve ultra high energy configurations. As a consequence, they should be considered with caution. Using the analogy with condensed matter systems, their analogue versions could be tested in the lab. Moreover, the high energy behavior of these systems is known and involves dispersion and dissipation, which regulate the theory at short distances. When considering experiments which aim to test the above predictions, there will also be a competition between the stimulated emission from thermal noise and the spontaneous emission out of vacuum. In order to measure these effects, one should thus compute the consequences of UV dispersion and dissipation, and identify observables able to establish that the spontaneous emission took place. In this thesis, we first analyze the effects of dispersion and dissipation on both Hawking radiation and pair particle production. To get explicit results, we work in the context of de Sitter space. Using the extended symmetries of the theory in such a background, exact results are obtained. These are then transposed to the context of black holes using the correspondence between de Sitter space and the black hole near horizon region. To introduce dissipation, we consider an exactly solvable model producing any decay rate. We also study the quantum entanglement of the particles so produced. In a second part, we consider explicit condensed matter systems, namely Bose Einstein condensates and exciton-polariton systems. We analyze the effects of dissipation on entanglement produced by the dynamical Casimir effect. As a final step, we study the entanglement of Hawking radiation in the presence of dispersion for a generic analogue system.
Time machines and quantum theory
Mark J Hadley
2006-12-02T23:59:59.000Z
There is a deep structural link between acausal spacetimes and quantum theory. As a consequence quantum theory may resolve some "paradoxes" of time travel. Conversely, non-time-orientable spacetimes naturally give rise to electric charges and spin half. If an explanation of quantum theory is possible, then general relativity with time travel could be it.
Ye, Peng
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Topological quantum field theory (TQFT) plays a very important role in understanding topological phases of quantum matter. For example, Chern-Simons theory reveals the key mechanism of charge-flux attachment for fractional quantum hall effect (FQHE). It also completely describes all the essential topological data, e.g., fractionalized statistics, fractionalized charge of quasiparticles in FQHE sytems. Very recently, a new class of topological phases -- symmetry-protected topological (SPT) phases in interacting bosonic systems has been proposed based on the (extended) group cohomology theory. In two dimensions, it has been shown that bosonic SPT phases with Abelian symmetry can be well understood in terms of Chern-Simons theory. In this paper, we attempt to achieve a complete TQFT description for all bosonic SPT phases with Abelian group symmetry in three dimensions. The TQFT description reveals the key mechanism for three dimensional bosonic SPT phases in a simple and intuitive way.
Kirrander, Adam [Laboratoire Aime Cotton du CNRS, Universite de Paris-Sud, Batiment 505, F-91405 Orsay (France); Shalashilin, Dmitrii V. [School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom)
2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present an alternate version of the coupled-coherent-state method, specifically adapted for solving the time-dependent Schroedinger equation for multielectron dynamics in atoms and molecules. This theory takes explicit account of the exchange symmetry of fermion particles, and it uses fermion molecular dynamics to propagate trajectories. As a demonstration, calculations in the He atom are performed using the full Hamiltonian and accurate experimental parameters. Single- and double-ionization yields by 160-fs and 780-nm laser pulses are calculated as a function of field intensity in the range 10{sup 14}-10{sup 16} W/cm{sup 2}, and good agreement with experiments by Walker et al. is obtained. Since this method is trajectory based, mechanistic analysis of the dynamics is straightforward. We also calculate semiclassical momentum distributions for double ionization following 25-fs and 795-nm pulses at 1.5x10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2}, in order to compare them with the detailed experiments by Rudenko et al. For this more challenging task, full convergence is not achieved. However, major effects such as the fingerlike structures in the momentum distribution are reproduced.
Foukzon, Jaykov
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Advanced numerical-analytical study of the three-dimensional nonlinear stochastic partial differential equation, analogous to that proposed by V. N. Nikolaevski to describe longitudinal seismic waves, is presented. The equation has a threshold of short-wave instability and symmetry, providing long-wave dynamics. Proposed new mechanism for quantum "super chaos" generating in nonlinear dynamical systems. The hypothesis is said, that strong physical turbulence could be identified with quantum chaos of considered type.
A note on ${\\cal N}\\ge 6$ Superconformal Quantum Field Theories in three dimensions
Denis Bashkirov
2011-08-20T23:59:59.000Z
Based on the structure of the three-dimensional superconformal algebra we show that every irreducible ${\\mathcal N}=6$ three-dimensional superconformal theory containes exactly one conserved U(1)-symmetry current in the stress tensor supermultiplet and that superconformal symmetry of every ${\\mathcal N}=7$ superconformal theory is in fact enhanced to ${\\mathcal N}=8$. Moreover, an irreducible ${\\cal N}=8$ superconformal theory does not have any global symmetries. The first observation explains why all known examples of ${\\mathcal N}=6$ superconformal theories have a global abelian symmetry.
Quantum Optimal Control Theory
J. Werschnik; E. K. U. Gross
2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z
The control of quantum dynamics via specially tailored laser pulses is a long-standing goal in physics and chemistry. Partly, this dream has come true, as sophisticated pulse shaping experiments allow to coherently control product ratios of chemical reactions. The theoretical design of the laser pulse to transfer an initial state to a given final state can be achieved with the help of quantum optimal control theory (QOCT). This tutorial provides an introduction to QOCT. It shows how the control equations defining such an optimal pulse follow from the variation of a properly defined functional. We explain the most successful schemes to solve these control equations and show how to incorporate additional constraints in the pulse design. The algorithms are then applied to simple quantum systems and the obtained pulses are analyzed. Besides the traditional final-time control methods, the tutorial also presents an algorithm and an example to handle time-dependent control targets.
Noncommutative field theory from twisted Fock space
Bu, Jong-Geon; Kim, Hyeong-Chan; Lee, Youngone; Vac, Chang Hyon; Yee, Jae Hyung [Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
We construct a quantum field theory in noncommutative space time by twisting the algebra of quantum operators (especially, creation and annihilation operators) of the corresponding quantum field theory in commutative space time. The twisted Fock space and S-matrix consistent with this algebra have been constructed. The resultant S-matrix is consistent with that of Filk [Tomas Filk, Phys. Lett. B 376, 53 (1996).]. We find from this formulation that the spin-statistics relation is not violated in the canonical noncommutative field theories.
Anderson, Paul R.
space Paul R. Anderson* Department of Physics, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina the validity of the approximation used, provided the profile of the flow varies smoothly on scales compared fluctuations are converted into real on shell quanta. One quantum (the positive energy one) is emitted outside
C. S. Lam
1994-06-24T23:59:59.000Z
A low energy string theory should reduce to an ordinary quantum field theory, but in reality the structures of the two are so different as to make the equivalence obscure. The string formalism is more symmetrical between the spacetime and the internal degrees of freedom, thus resulting in considerable simplification in practical calculations and novel insights in theoretical understandings. We review here how tree or multiloop field-theoretical diagrams can be organized in a string-like manner to take advantage of this computational and conceptual simplicity.
Group field theories generating polyhedral complexes
Johannes Thürigen
2015-06-28T23:59:59.000Z
Group field theories are a generalization of matrix models which provide both a second quantized reformulation of loop quantum gravity as well as generating functions for spin foam models. While states in canonical loop quantum gravity, in the traditional continuum setting, are based on graphs with vertices of arbitrary valence, group field theories have been defined so far in a simplicial setting such that states have support only on graphs of fixed valency. This has led to the question whether group field theory can indeed cover the whole state space of loop quantum gravity. In this contribution based on [1] I present two new classes of group field theories which satisfy this objective: i) a straightforward, but rather formal generalization to multiple fields, one for each valency and ii) a simplicial group field theory which effectively covers the larger state space through a dual weighting, a technique common in matrix and tensor models. To this end I will further discuss in some detail the combinatorial structure of the complexes generated by the group field theory partition function. The new group field theories do not only strengthen the links between the mentioned quantum gravity approaches but, broadening the theory space of group field theories, they might also prove useful in the investigation of renormalizability.
Hull, Chris
The zero modes of closed strings on a torus — the torus coordinates plus dual coordinates conjugate to winding number — parameterize a doubled torus. In closed string field theory, the string field depends on all zero-modes ...
Alternative evaluation of a ln tan integral arising in quantum field theory
Mark W. Coffey
2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
A certain dilogarithmic integral I_7 turns up in a number of contexts including Feynman diagram calculations, volumes of tetrahedra in hyperbolic geometry, knot theory, and conjectured relations in analytic number theory. We provide an alternative explicit evaluation of a parameterized family of integrals containing this particular case. By invoking the Bloch-Wigner form of the dilogarithm function, we produce an equivalent result, giving a third evaluation of I_7. We also alternatively formulate some conjectures which we pose in terms of values of the specific Clausen function Cl_2.
M. Lapert; R. Tehini; G. Turinici; D. Sugny
2009-06-05T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a new monotonically convergent algorithm which can enforce spectral constraints on the control field (and extends to arbitrary filters). The procedure differs from standard algorithms in that at each iteration the control field is taken as a linear combination of the control field (computed by the standard algorithm) and the filtered field. The parameter of the linear combination is chosen to respect the monotonic behavior of the algorithm and to be as close to the filtered field as possible. We test the efficiency of this method on molecular alignment. Using band-pass filters, we show how to select particular rotational transitions to reach high alignment efficiency. We also consider spectral constraints corresponding to experimental conditions using pulse shaping techniques. We determine an optimal solution that could be implemented experimentally with this technique.
Diffeomorphisms in group field theories
Baratin, Aristide [Triangle de la Physique, CPHT Ecole Polytechnique, IPhT Saclay, LPT Orsay and Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, CNRS UMR 8627, Universite Paris XI, F-91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Girelli, Florian [School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia); Oriti, Daniele [Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Albert Einstein Institute, Am Muehlenberg 1, 14467 Golm (Germany)
2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We study the issue of diffeomorphism symmetry in group field theories (GFT), using the noncommutative metric representation introduced by A. Baratin and D. Oriti [Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 221302 (2010).]. In the colored Boulatov model for 3d gravity, we identify a field (quantum) symmetry which ties together the vertex translation invariance of discrete gravity, the flatness constraint of canonical quantum gravity, and the topological (coarse-graining) identities for the 6j symbols. We also show how, for the GFT graphs dual to manifolds, the invariance of the Feynman amplitudes encodes the discrete residual action of diffeomorphisms in simplicial gravity path integrals. We extend the results to GFT models for higher-dimensional BF theories and discuss various insights that they provide on the GFT formalism itself.
Noncommutative Dipole Field Theories
K. Dasgupta; M. M. Sheikh-Jabbari
2002-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
Assigning an intrinsic constant dipole moment to any field, we present a new kind of associative star product, the dipole star product, which was first introduced in [hep-th/0008030]. We develop the mathematics necessary to study the corresponding noncommutative dipole field theories. These theories are sensible non-local field theories with no IR/UV mixing. In addition we discuss that the Lorentz symmetry in these theories is ``softly'' broken and in some particular cases the CP (and even CPT) violation in these theories may become observable. We show that a non-trivial dipole extension of N=4, D=4 gauge theories can only be obtained if we break the SU(4) R (and hence super)-symmetry. Such noncommutative dipole extensions, which in the maximal supersymmetric cases are N=2 gauge theories with matter, can be embedded in string theory as the theories on D3-branes probing a smooth Taub-NUT space with three form fluxes turned on or alternatively by probing a space with R-symmetry twists. We show the equivalences between the two approaches and also discuss the M-theory realization.
Variational methods for field theories
Ben-Menahem, S.
1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Four field theory models are studied: Periodic Quantum Electrodynamics (PQED) in (2 + 1) dimensions, free scalar field theory in (1 + 1) dimensions, the Quantum XY model in (1 + 1) dimensions, and the (1 + 1) dimensional Ising model in a transverse magnetic field. The last three parts deal exclusively with variational methods; the PQED part involves mainly the path-integral approach. The PQED calculation results in a better understanding of the connection between electric confinement through monopole screening, and confinement through tunneling between degenerate vacua. This includes a better quantitative agreement for the string tensions in the two approaches. Free field theory is used as a laboratory for a new variational blocking-truncation approximation, in which the high-frequency modes in a block are truncated to wave functions that depend on the slower background modes (Boron-Oppenheimer approximation). This ''adiabatic truncation'' method gives very accurate results for ground-state energy density and correlation functions. Various adiabatic schemes, with one variable kept per site and then two variables per site, are used. For the XY model, several trial wave functions for the ground state are explored, with an emphasis on the periodic Gaussian. A connection is established with the vortex Coulomb gas of the Euclidean path integral approach. The approximations used are taken from the realms of statistical mechanics (mean field approximation, transfer-matrix methods) and of quantum mechanics (iterative blocking schemes). In developing blocking schemes based on continuous variables, problems due to the periodicity of the model were solved. Our results exhibit an order-disorder phase transition. The transfer-matrix method is used to find a good (non-blocking) trial ground state for the Ising model in a transverse magnetic field in (1 + 1) dimensions.
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Three approaches to classical thermal field theory
Gozzi, E., E-mail: gozzi@ts.infn.it [Department of Physics, University of Trieste, Strada Costiera 11, Miramare - Grignano, 34151 Trieste (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Trieste (Italy); Penco, R., E-mail: rpenco@syr.edu [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1130 (United States)
2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Research Highlights: > Classical thermal field theory admits three equivalent path integral formulations. > Classical Feynman rules can be derived for all three formulations. > Quantum Feynman rules reduce to classical ones at high temperatures. > Classical Feynman rules become much simpler when superfields are introduced. - Abstract: In this paper we study three different functional approaches to classical thermal field theory, which turn out to be the classical counterparts of three well-known different formulations of quantum thermal field theory: the closed-time path (CTP) formalism, the thermofield dynamics (TFD) and the Matsubara approach.
Covariant Hamiltonian Field Theory
Jürgen Struckmeier; Andreas Redelbach
2012-05-22T23:59:59.000Z
A consistent, local coordinate formulation of covariant Hamiltonian field theory is presented. Whereas the covariant canonical field equations are equivalent to the Euler-Lagrange field equations, the covariant canonical transformation theory offers more general means for defining mappings that preserve the form of the field equations than the usual Lagrangian description. It is proved that Poisson brackets, Lagrange brackets, and canonical 2-forms exist that are invariant under canonical transformations of the fields. The technique to derive transformation rules for the fields from generating functions is demonstrated by means of various examples. In particular, it is shown that the infinitesimal canonical transformation furnishes the most general form of Noether's theorem. We furthermore specify the generating function of an infinitesimal space-time step that conforms to the field equations.
STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND FIELD THEORY
Samuel, S.A.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
York. K. Bardakci, Field Theory for Solitons, II, BerkeleyFart I Applications of Field Theory Methods to StatisticalStatistical Mechanics to Field Theory Chapter IV The Grand
A Kinetic Theory Approach to Quantum Gravity
B. L. Hu
2002-04-22T23:59:59.000Z
We describe a kinetic theory approach to quantum gravity -- by which we mean a theory of the microscopic structure of spacetime, not a theory obtained by quantizing general relativity. A figurative conception of this program is like building a ladder with two knotted poles: quantum matter field on the right and spacetime on the left. Each rung connecting the corresponding knots represent a distinct level of structure. The lowest rung is hydrodynamics and general relativity; the next rung is semiclassical gravity, with the expectation value of quantum fields acting as source in the semiclassical Einstein equation. We recall how ideas from the statistical mechanics of interacting quantum fields helped us identify the existence of noise in the matter field and its effect on metric fluctuations, leading to the establishment of the third rung: stochastic gravity, described by the Einstein-Langevin equation. Our pathway from stochastic to quantum gravity is via the correlation hierarchy of noise and induced metric fluctuations. Three essential tasks beckon: 1) Deduce the correlations of metric fluctuations from correlation noise in the matter field; 2) Reconstituting quantum coherence -- this is the reverse of decoherence -- from these correlation functions 3) Use the Boltzmann-Langevin equations to identify distinct collective variables depicting recognizable metastable structures in the kinetic and hydrodynamic regimes of quantum matter fields and how they demand of their corresponding spacetime counterparts. This will give us a hierarchy of generalized stochastic equations -- call them the Boltzmann-Einstein hierarchy of quantum gravity -- for each level of spacetime structure, from the macroscopic (general relativity) through the mesoscopic (stochastic gravity) to the microscopic (quantum gravity).
STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND FIELD THEORY
Samuel, S.A.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1. L. 1. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics, third edition (McGraw-two-dimensional quantum mechanics problem vith a potential,Theory Methods to Statistical Mechanics Chapter I The Use of
Recoverability in quantum information theory
Wilde, Mark M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The fact that the quantum relative entropy is non-increasing with respect to quantum physical evolutions lies at the core of many optimality theorems in quantum information theory and has applications in other areas of physics. In this work, we establish improvements of this entropy inequality in the form of physically meaningful remainder terms. One of the main results can be summarized informally as follows: if the decrease in quantum relative entropy between two quantum states after a quantum physical evolution is relatively small, then it is possible to perform a recovery operation, such that one can perfectly recover one state while approximately recovering the other. This can be interpreted as quantifying how well one can reverse a quantum physical evolution. Our proof method is elementary, relying on the method of complex interpolation, basic linear algebra, and the recently introduced Renyi generalization of a relative entropy difference. The theorem has a number of applications in quantum information...
Encoding field theories into gravities
Aoki, Sinya; Onogi, Tetsuya
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a method, which encodes the information of a $d$ dimensional quantum field theory into a $d+1$ dimensional gravity in the $1/N$ expansion. We first construct a $d+1$ dimensional field theory from the $d$ dimensional one via the gradient flow equation, whose flow time $t$ represents the energy scale of the system such that $t\\rightarrow 0$ corresponds to the ultra-violet (UV) while $t\\rightarrow\\infty$ to the infra-red (IR). We then define the induced metric from $d+1$ dimensional field operators. We show that the metric defined in this way becomes classical in the large $N$ limit, in a sense that quantum fluctuations of the metric are suppressed as $1/N$ due to the large $N$ factorization property. As a concrete example, we apply our method to the O(N) non-linear $\\sigma$ model in two dimensions. We calculate the induced metric in three dimensions, which is shown to describe De Sitter (dS) or Anti De Sitter (AdS) space in the massless limit, where the mass is dynamically generated in the O(N) non-l...
Effective Hamiltonian Constraint from Group Field Theory
Etera R. Livine; Daniele Oriti; James P. Ryan
2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z
Spinfoam models provide a covariant formulation of the dynamics of loop quantum gravity. They are non-perturbatively defined in the group field theory (GFT) framework: the GFT partition function defines the sum of spinfoam transition amplitudes over all possible (discretized) geometries and topologies. The issue remains, however, of explicitly relating the specific form of the group field theory action and the canonical Hamiltonian constraint. Here, we suggest an avenue for addressing this issue. Our strategy is to expand group field theories around non-trivial classical solutions and to interpret the induced quadratic kinematical term as defining a Hamiltonian constraint on the group field and thus on spin network wave functions. We apply our procedure to Boulatov group field theory for 3d Riemannian gravity. Finally, we discuss the relevance of understanding the spectrum of this Hamiltonian operator for the renormalization of group field theories.
Noncommutative Quantization for Noncommutative Field Theory
Yasumi Abe
2006-07-06T23:59:59.000Z
We present a new procedure for quantizing field theory models on a noncommutative spacetime. The new quantization depends on the noncommutative parameter explicitly and reduces to the canonical quantization in the commutative limit. It is shown that a quantum field theory constructed by the new quantization yeilds exactly the same correlation functions as those of the commutative field theory, that is, the noncommutative effects disappear completely after quantization. This implies, for instance, that by using the new quantization, the noncommutativity can be incorporated in the process of quantization, rahter than in the action as conventionally done.
Quantum Theory: a Pragmatist Approach
Richard Healey
2010-08-23T23:59:59.000Z
While its applications have made quantum theory arguably the most successful theory in physics, its interpretation continues to be the subject of lively debate within the community of physicists and philosophers concerned with conceptual foundations. This situation poses a problem for a pragmatist for whom meaning derives from use. While disputes about how to use quantum theory have arisen from time to time, they have typically been quickly resolved, and consensus reached, within the relevant scientific sub-community. Yet rival accounts of the meaning of quantum theory continue to proliferate . In this article I offer a diagnosis of this situation and outline a pragmatist solution to the problem it poses, leaving further details for subsequent articles.
Nikolai N. Bogolubov, Jr.; Anatoliy K. Prykarpatsky
2008-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
The main fundamental principles characterizing the vacuum field structure are formulated and the modeling of the related vacuum medium and charged point particle dynamics by means of devised field theoretic tools are analyzed. The work is devoted to studying the vacuum structure, special relativity, electrodynamics of interacting charged point particles and quantum mechanics, and is a continuation of \\cite{BPT,BRT1}. Based on the vacuum field theory no-geometry approach, the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian reformulation of some alternative classical electrodynamics models is devised. The Dirac type quantization procedure, based on the canonical Hamiltonian formulation, is developed for some alternative electrodynamics models. Within an approach developed a possibility of the combined description both of electrodynamics and gravity is analyzed.
Non-commutative Field Theory with Twistor-like Coordinates
Tomasz R. Taylor
2007-09-16T23:59:59.000Z
We consider quantum field theory in four-dimensional Minkowski spacetime, with the position coordinates represented by twistors instead of the usual world-vectors. Upon imposing canonical commutation relations between twistors and dual twistors, quantum theory of fields described by non-holomorphic functions of twistor variables becomes manifestly non-commutative, with Lorentz symmetry broken by a time-like vector. We discuss the free field propagation and its impact on the short- and long-distance behavior of physical amplitudes in perturbation theory. In the ultraviolet limit, quantum field theories in twistor space are generically less divergent than their commutative counterparts. Furthermore, there is no infrared--ultraviolet mixing problem.
The vacuum state functional of interacting string field theory
A. Ilderton
2005-06-21T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the vacuum state functional for both open and closed string field theories can be constructed from the vacuum expectation values it must generate. The method also applies to quantum field theory and as an application we give a diagrammatic description of the equivalance between Schrodinger and covariant repreresentations of field theory.
Gerold Doyen; Deiana Drakova
2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
We construct a world model consisting of a matter field living in 4 dimensional spacetime and a gravitational field living in 11 dimensional spacetime. The seven hidden dimensions are compactified within a radius estimated by reproducing the particle - wave characteristic of diffraction experiments. In the presence of matter fields the gravitational field develops localized modes with elementary excitations called gravonons which are induced by the sources (massive particles). The final world model treated here contains only gravonons and a scalar matter field. The solution of the Schroedinger equation for the world model yields matter fields which are localized in the 4 dimensional subspace. The localization has the following properties: (i) There is a chooser mechanism for the selection of the localization site. (ii) The chooser selects one site on the basis of minor energy differences and differences in the gravonon structure between the sites, which appear statistical. (iii) The changes from one localization site to a neighbouring one take place in a telegraph-signal like manner. (iv) The times at which telegraph like jumps occur dependent on subtleties of the gravonon structure which appear statistical. (v) The fact that the dynamical law acts in the configuration space of fields living in 11 dimensional spacetime lets the events observed in 4 dimensional spacetime appear non-local. In this way the phenomenology of Copenhagen quantum mechanics is obtained without the need of introducing the process of collapse and a probabilistic interpretation of the wave function. Operators defining observables need not be introduced. All experimental findings are explained in a deterministic way as a consequence of the time development of the wave function in configuration space according to Schroedinger's equation.
Driven Morse oscillator: Classical chaos, quantum theory, and photodissociation
Goggin, M.E.; Milonni, P.W.
1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
We compare the classical and quantum theories of a Morse oscillator driven by a sinusoidal field, focusing attention on multiple-photon excitation and dissociation. In both the classical and quantum theories the threshold field strength for dissociation may be estimated fairly accurately on the basis of classical resonance overlap, and the classical and quantum results for the threshold are in good agreement except near higher-order classical resonances and quantum multiphoton resonances. We discuss the possibility of ''quantum chaos'' in such driven molecular systems and use the Morse oscillator to test the manifestations of classical resonance overlap suggested semiclassically.
Quantum theory of tensionless noncommutative p-branes
Gamboa, J. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Casilla 307, Santiago 2 (Chile); Loewe, M. [Facultad de Fisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Casilla 306, Santiago 22 (Chile); Mendez, F. [INFN, Laboratorio Nazionali del Gran Sasso, SS, 17bis, 67010 Asergi, L'Aquila (Italy)
2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
The quantum theory involving noncommutative tensionless p-branes is studied following path integral methods. Our procedure allows a simple treatment for generally covariant noncommutative extended systems and it contains, as a particular case, the thermodynamics and the quantum tensionless string theory. The effect induced by noncommutativity in the field space is to produce a confinement among pairing of null p-branes.
Unified Field Theories Hitoshi Murayama
Murayama, Hitoshi
Unified Field Theories Hitoshi Murayama Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley This article explains the idea of unified field theories in particle physics. It starts with a historical review of two successful theories which unified two apparently distinct forces: Maxwell's theory
Quantum Discord and its Role in Quantum Information Theory
Alexander Streltsov
2014-11-12T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum entanglement is the most popular kind of quantum correlations, and its fundamental role in several tasks in quantum information theory like quantum cryptography, quantum dense coding, and quantum teleportation is undeniable. However, recent results suggest that various applications in quantum information theory do not require entanglement, and that their performance can be captured by a new type of quantum correlations which goes beyond entanglement. Quantum discord, introduced by Zurek more than a decade ago, is the most popular candidate for such general quantum correlations. In this work we give an introduction to this modern research direction. After a short review of the main concepts of quantum theory and entanglement, we present quantum discord and general quantum correlations, and discuss three applications which are based on this new type of correlations: remote state preparation, entanglement distribution, and transmission of correlations. We also give an outlook to other research in this direction.
Dmitriy Palatnik
2005-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
Suggested modification of the Einstein-Maxwell system, such that Maxwell equations become non-gauge and nonlinear. The theory is based on assumption that observable (i.e., felt by particles) metric is $ {\\tilde{g}}_{ab} = g_{ab} - l^2{A}_a{A}_b$, where $g_{ab}$ is metric (found from Einstein equations), $A_a$ is electromagnetic potential, and $l$ is fundamental constant of the theory. Specific model of the mass and charge densities of a fundamental particle is considered. As a result, one obtains solutions corresponding to quantized electrical charge with spectrum $q_{n} = {{2n}\\over3}e$ and $q'_{n} = -{(2n+1)\\over3}e$, where $n = 0, 1, 2, ...$ Theory predicts Coulomb interaction between electrical charges and masses. Namely, if ($m, e$) and ($m',e'$) describe masses and electrical charges of two particles respectively, then energy of interaction (in non-relativistic limit) is $V(r) = [ee' - kmm' - \\sqrt k(em' + e'm)]/r$. It follows, then, that the Earth's mass, $M_E$, contributes negative electrical charge, $Q_E = - \\sqrt k M_E$, which explains why primary cosmic rays consist mainly of positively charged particles. One may attribute the fairweather electric field at the Earth's surface to the charge $Q_E$.
Diagrammar in classical scalar field theory
Cattaruzza, E., E-mail: Enrico.Cattaruzza@gmail.com [Department of Physics (Miramare Campus), University of Trieste, Strada Costiera 11, Miramare-Grignano 34014, Trieste (Italy); Gozzi, E., E-mail: gozzi@ts.infn.it [Department of Physics (Miramare Campus), University of Trieste, Strada Costiera 11, Miramare-Grignano 34014, Trieste (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Trieste (Italy); Francisco Neto, A., E-mail: antfrannet@gmail.com [Departamento de Engenharia de Producao, Administracao e Economia, Escola de Minas, Campus Morro do Cruzeiro, UFOP, 35400-000 Ouro Preto MG (Brazil)
2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we analyze perturbatively a g{phi}{sup 4}classical field theory with and without temperature. In order to do that, we make use of a path-integral approach developed some time ago for classical theories. It turns out that the diagrams appearing at the classical level are many more than at the quantum level due to the presence of extra auxiliary fields in the classical formalism. We shall show that a universal supersymmetry present in the classical path-integral mentioned above is responsible for the cancelation of various diagrams. The same supersymmetry allows the introduction of super-fields and super-diagrams which considerably simplify the calculations and make the classical perturbative calculations almost 'identical' formally to the quantum ones. Using the super-diagrams technique, we develop the classical perturbation theory up to third order. We conclude the paper with a perturbative check of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. - Highlights: > We provide the Feynman diagrams of perturbation theory for a classical field theory. > We give a super-formalism which links the quantum diagrams to the classical ones. > We check perturbatively the fluctuation-dissipation theorem.
Remote State Preparation for Quantum Fields
Ran Ber; Erez Zohar
2015-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
Remote state preparation is generation of a desired state by a remote observer. In spite of causality, it is well known, according to the Reeh-Schlieder theorem, that it is possible for relativistic quantum field theories, and a "physical" process achieving this task, involving superoscillatory functions, has recently been introduced. In this work we deal with non-relativistic fields, and show that remote state preparation is also possible for them, hence generalizing the Reeh-Schlieder theorem.
Reformulating and Reconstructing Quantum Theory
Lucien Hardy
2011-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
We provide a reformulation of finite dimensional quantum theory in the circuit framework in terms of mathematical axioms, and a reconstruction of quantum theory from operational postulates. The mathematical axioms for quantum theory are the following: [Axiom 1] Operations correspond to operators. [Axiom 2] Every complete set of physical operators corresponds to a complete set of operations. The following operational postulates are shown to be equivalent to these mathematical axioms: [P1] Sharpness. Associated with any given pure state is a unique maximal effect giving probability equal to one. This maximal effect does not give probability equal to one for any other pure state. [P2] Information locality. A maximal measurement on a composite system is effected if we perform maximal measurements on each of the components. [P3] Tomographic locality. The state of a composite system can be determined from the statistics collected by making measurements on the components. [P4] Compound permutability. There exists a compound reversible transformation on any system effecting any given permutation of any given maximal set of distinguishable states for that system. [P5] Sturdiness. Filters are non-flattening. Hence, from these postulates we can reconstruct all the usual features of quantum theory: States are represented by positive operators, transformations by completely positive trace non-increasing maps, and effects by positive operators. The Born rule (i.e. the trace rule) for calculating probabilitieso follows. A more detailed abstract is provided in the paper.
Measurement theory in local quantum physics
Kazuya Okamura; Masanao Ozawa
2015-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we aim at establishing measurement theory in local quantum physics. For this purpose, we discuss a representation theory of completely positive (CP) instruments. We introduce a condition called the normal extension property (NEP) and establish a one-to-one correspondence between CP instruments with NEP and statistical equivalence classes of measuring processes. We further explore a class of CP instruments having measuring processes approximately by the notion of injectivity of von Neumann algebras. The existence problem of a family of a posteriori states is discussed and it is shown that NEP is equivalent to the existence of a strongly measurable family of a posteriori states for every normal state. Moreover, two examples of CP instruments without NEP are given. To conclude the paper, local measurements in algebraic quantum field theory are developed.
Quantum Control and Representation Theory
A. Ibort; J. M. Pérez-Pardo
2012-03-11T23:59:59.000Z
A new notion of controllability for quantum systems that takes advantage of the linear superposition of quantum states is introduced. We call such notion von Neumann controllabilty and it is shown that it is strictly weaker than the usual notion of pure state and operator controlability. We provide a simple and effective characterization of it by using tools from the theory of unitary representations of Lie groups. In this sense we are able to approach the problem of control of quantum states from a new perspective, that of the theory of unitary representations of Lie groups. A few examples of physical interest and the particular instances of compact and nilpotent dynamical Lie groups are discussed.
Low-Energy Effective Theories of Quantum Link and Quantum Spin Models
B. Schlittgen; U. -J. Wiese
2000-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum spin and quantum link models provide an unconventional regularization of field theory in which classical fields arise via dimensional reduction of discrete variables. This D-theory regularization leads to the same continuum theories as the conventional approach. We show this by deriving the low-energy effective Lagrangians of D-theory models using coherent state path integral techniques. We illustrate our method for the $(2+1)$-d Heisenberg quantum spin model which is the D-theory regularization of the 2-d O(3) model. Similarly, we prove that in the continuum limit a $(2+1)$-d quantum spin model with $SU(N)_L\\times SU(N)_R\\times U(1)_{L=R}$ symmetry is equivalent to the 2-d principal chiral model. Finally, we show that $(4+1)$-d SU(N) quantum link models reduce to ordinary 4-d Yang-Mills theory.
Two quantum effects in the theory of gravitation
Robinson, Sean Patrick, 1977-
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We will discuss two methods by which the formalism of quantum field theory can be included in calculating the physical effects of gravitation. In the first of these, the consequences of treating general relativity as an ...
Exterior Differential Systems for Field Theories
Frank B. Estabrook
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Exterior Differential Systems (EDS) and Cartan forms, set in the state space of field variables taken together with four space-time variables, are formulated for classical gauge theories of Maxwell and SU(2) Yang-Mills fields minimally coupled to Dirac spinor multiplets. Cartan character tables are calculated, showing whether the EDS, and so the Euler-Lagrange partial differential equations, is well-posed. The first theory, with 22 dimensional state space (10 Maxwell field and potential components and 8 components of a Dirac field), anticipates QED. In the second, non-Abelian, case (30 Yang-Mills field components and 16 Dirac), only if three additional "ghost" fields are included (15 more scalar variables) is a well-posed EDS found. This classical formulation anticipates the need for introduction of Fadeev-Popov ghost fields in the quantum standard model.
Noncommutative Quantum Scalar Field Cosmology
Diaz Barron, L. R.; Lopez-Dominguez, J. C.; Sabido, M. [Departamento de Fisica, DCI-Campus Leon, Universidad de Guanajuato, A.P. E-143, C.P. 37150, Guanajuato (Mexico); Yee, C. [Departamento de Matematicas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada, Baja California (Mexico)
2010-07-12T23:59:59.000Z
In this work we study noncommutative Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) cosmology coupled to a scalar field endowed with an exponential potential. The quantum scenario is analyzed in the Bohmian formalism of quantum trajectories to investigate the effects of noncommutativity in the evolution of the universe.
Quantum mechanics emerges from information theory applied to causal horizons
Jae-Weon Lee
2011-02-28T23:59:59.000Z
It is suggested that quantum mechanics is not fundamental but emerges from classical information theory applied to causal horizons. The path integral quantization and quantum randomness can be derived by considering information loss of fields or particles crossing Rindler horizons for accelerating observers. This implies that information is one of the fundamental roots of all physical phenomena. The connection between this theory and Verlinde's entropic gravity theory is also investigated.
Quantum mechanics emerges from information theory applied to causal horizons
Lee, Jae-Weon
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
It is suggested that quantum mechanics is not fundamental but emerges from information theory applied to a causal horizon. The path integral quantization and quantum randomness can be derived by considering information loss of fields or particles crossing Rindler horizons for accelerating observers. This implies that information is one of the fundamental root of all physical phenomena. The connection between this theory and Verlinde's entropic gravity theory is also investigated.
A Noncommutative Deformation of Topological Field Theory
Hugo Garcia-Compean; Pablo Paniagua
2004-02-21T23:59:59.000Z
Cohomological Yang-Mills theory is formulated on a noncommutative differentiable four manifold through the $\\theta$-deformation of its corresponding BRST algebra. The resulting noncommutative field theory is a natural setting to define the $\\theta$-deformation of Donaldson invariants and they are interpreted as a mapping between the Chevalley-Eilenberg homology of noncommutative spacetime and the Chevalley-Eilenberg cohomology of noncommutative moduli of instantons. In the process we find that in the weak coupling limit the quantum theory is localized at the moduli space of noncommutative instantons.
Vector field theories in cosmology
A. Tartaglia; N. Radicella
2007-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
Recently proposed theories based on the cosmic presence of a vectorial field are compared and contrasted. In particular the so called Einstein aether theory is discussed in parallel with a recent proposal of a strained space-time theory (Cosmic Defect theory). We show that the latter fits reasonably well the cosmic observed data with only one, or at most two, adjustable parameters, whilst other vector theories use much more. The Newtonian limits are also compared. Finally we show that the CD theory may be considered as a special case of the aether theories, corresponding to a more compact and consistent paradigm.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Henry P. Stapp
2001-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
Orthodox Copenhagen quantum theory renounces the quest to understand the reality in which we are imbedded, and settles for practical rules describing connections between our observations. Many physicist have regarded this renunciation of our effort to describe nature herself as premature, and John von Neumann reformulated quantum theory as a theory of an evolving objective universe interacting with human consciousness. This interaction is associated both in Copenhagen quantum theory and in von Neumann quantum theory with a sudden change that brings the objective physical state of a system in line with a subjectively felt psychical reality. The objective physical state is thereby converted from a material substrate to an informational and dispositional substrate that carries both the information incorporated into it by the psychical realities, and certain dispositions for the occurrence of future psychical realities. The present work examines and proposes solutions to two problems that have appeared to block the development of this conception of nature. The first problem is how to reconcile this theory with the principles of relativistic quantum field theory; the second problem is to understand whether, strictly within quantum theory, a person's mind can affect the activities of his brain, and if so how. Solving the first problem involves resolving a certain nonlocality question. The proposed solution to the second problem is based on a postulated connection between effort, attention, and the quantum Zeno effect. This solution explains on the basis of quantum physics a large amount of heretofore unexplained data amassed by psychologists.
D-brane effective field theory from string field theory
Washington Taylor
2000-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
Open string field theory is considered as a tool for deriving the effective action for the massless or tachyonic fields living on D-branes. Some simple calculations are performed in open bosonic string field theory which validate this approach. The level truncation method is used to calculate successive approximations to the quartic terms \\phi^4, (A^\\mu A_\\mu)^2 and [A_\\mu, A_\
PCT Theorem in Field Theory on Noncommutative Space
Namit Mahajan
2003-07-29T23:59:59.000Z
The PCT theorem is shown to be valid in quantum field theory formulated on noncommutative spacetime by exploiting the properties of the Wightman functions defined in such a set up.
Converting Classical Theories to Quantum Theories by Solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi Equation
Zhi-Qiang Guo; Ivan Schmidt
2012-08-03T23:59:59.000Z
By employing special solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and tools from lattice theories, we suggest an approach to convert classical theories to quantum theories for mechanics and field theories. Some nontrivial results are obtained for a gauge field and a fermion field. For a topologically massive gauge theory, we can obtain a first order Lagrangian with mass term. For the fermion field, in order to make our approach feasible, we supplement the conventional Lagrangian with a surface term. This surface term can also produce the massive term for the fermion.
Nonequilibrium field theory from the 2PI effective action
Szabolcs Borsanyi
2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z
Nonperturbative approximation schemes are inevitable even in weakly coupled theories if the nonequilibrium behavior of quantum fields is investigated. The two-particle irreducible (2PI) effective action formalism provides an efficient framework for obtaining resummation schemes both in and out of equilibrium. We briefly review the these techniques and discuss recent findings for nonequilibrium field theories.
Canonical quantum potential scattering theory
M. S. Hussein; W. Li; S. Wuester
2008-07-13T23:59:59.000Z
A new formulation of potential scattering in quantum mechanics is developed using a close structural analogy between partial waves and the classical dynamics of many non-interacting fields. Using a canonical formalism we find non-linear first-order differential equations for the low energy scattering parameters like scattering length and effective range. They significantly simplify typical calculations, as we illustrate for atom-atom and neutron-nucleus scattering systems. A generalization to charged particle scattering is also possible.
Noncommutative Field Theories and Gravity
Victor O. Rivelles
2003-02-21T23:59:59.000Z
We show that after the Seiberg-Witten map is performed the action for noncommutative field theories can be regarded as a coupling to a field dependent gravitational background. This gravitational background depends only on the gauge field. Charged and uncharged fields couple to different backgrounds and we find that uncharged fields couple more strongly than the charged ones. We also show that the background is that of a gravitational plane wave. A massless particle in this background has a velocity which differs from the velocity of light and we find that the deviation is larger in the uncharged case. This shows that noncommutative field theories can be seen as ordinary theories in a gravitational background produced by the gauge field with a charge dependent gravitational coupling.
Hiroaki Matsueda
2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z
An information-geometrical interpretation of AdS3/CFT2 correspondence is given. In particular, we consider an inverse problem in which the classical spacetime metric is given in advance and then we find what is the proper quantum information that is well stored into the spacetime. We see that the Fisher metric plays a central role on this problem. Actually, if we start with the two-dimensional hyperbolic space, a constant-time surface in AdS3, the resulting singular value spectrum of the quantum state shows power law for the correlation length with conformal dimension proportional to the curvature radius in the gravity side. Furthermore, the entanglement entropy data embedded into the hyperbolic space agree well with the Ryu-Takayanagi formula. These results show that the relevance of the AdS/CFT correspondence can be represented by the information-gemetrical approach based on the Fisher metric.
Quantum signature in classical electrodynamics of the free radiation field
Michele Marrocco
2015-05-20T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum optics is a field of research based on the quantum theory of light. Here, we show that the classical theory of light can be equally effective in explaining a cornerstone of quantum optics: the quantization of the free radiation field. The quantization lies at the heart of quantum optics and has never been obtained classically. Instead, we find it by taking into account the degeneracy of the spherical harmonics that appear in multipole terms of the ordinary Maxwell theory of the free electromagnetic field. In this context, the number of energy quanta is determined by a finite countable set of spherical harmonics of higher order than the fundamental (monopole). This one plays, instead, the role of the electromagnetic vacuum that, contrary to the common view, has its place in the classical theory of light.
H. Kleinert
2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z
While free and weakly interacting particles are well described by a a second-quantized nonlinear Schr\\"odinger field, or relativistic versions of it, the fields of strongly interacting particles are governed by effective actions, whose quadratic terms are extremized by fractional wave equations. Their particle orbits perform universal L\\'evy walks rather than Gaussian random walks with perturbations.
Quantum Information Processing Theory 1 Running head: QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING THEORY
Busemeyer, Jerome R.
Quantum Information Processing Theory 1 Running head: QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING THEORY Quantum, IN USA jstruebl@indiana.edu jbusemey@indiana.edu In D. Quinones (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences provides new conceptual tools for constructing social and behavioral science theories. Theoretical
Field Theory Techniques on Spin Systems Physics 230A, Spring 2007, Hitoshi Murayama
Murayama, Hitoshi
Field Theory Techniques on Spin Systems Physics 230A, Spring 2007, Hitoshi Murayama 1 Introduction to understand using the quantum field theory techniques. In order to use techniques in continuum field theory would like to do now is to rewrite this Hamiltonian in terms of continuum field theory. The first step
Kwak, Seung Ki
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The existence of momentum and winding modes of closed string on a torus leads to a natural idea that the field theoretical approach of string theory should involve winding type coordinates as well as the usual space-time ...
Scalar Field Theory on Supermanifolds
Mir Hameeda
2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we will analyse a scalar field theory on a spacetime with noncommutative and non-anticommutative coordinates. This will be done using supermanifold formalism. We will also analyse its quantization in path integral formalism.
Double field theory at order ??
Hohm, Olaf
We investigate ?? corrections of bosonic strings in the framework of double field theory. The previously introduced “doubled ??-geometry” gives ??-deformed gauge transformations arising in the Green-Schwarz anomaly ...
Quantum control theory and applications: A survey
Daoyi Dong; Ian R Petersen
2011-01-10T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents a survey on quantum control theory and applications from a control systems perspective. Some of the basic concepts and main developments (including open-loop control and closed-loop control) in quantum control theory are reviewed. In the area of open-loop quantum control, the paper surveys the notion of controllability for quantum systems and presents several control design strategies including optimal control, Lyapunov-based methodologies, variable structure control and quantum incoherent control. In the area of closed-loop quantum control, the paper reviews closed-loop learning control and several important issues related to quantum feedback control including quantum filtering, feedback stabilization, LQG control and robust quantum control.
Pastore, S. [University of South Carolina; Wiringa, Robert B. [ANL; Pieper, Steven C. [ANL; Schiavilla, Rocco [Old Dominion U., JLAB
2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
We report quantum Monte Carlo calculations of electromagnetic transitions in $^8$Be. The realistic Argonne $v_{18}$ two-nucleon and Illinois-7 three-nucleon potentials are used to generate the ground state and nine excited states, with energies that are in excellent agreement with experiment. A dozen $M1$ and eight $E2$ transition matrix elements between these states are then evaluated. The $E2$ matrix elements are computed only in impulse approximation, with those transitions from broad resonant states requiring special treatment. The $M1$ matrix elements include two-body meson-exchange currents derived from chiral effective field theory, which typically contribute 20--30\\% of the total expectation value. Many of the transitions are between isospin-mixed states; the calculations are performed for isospin-pure states and then combined with the empirical mixing coefficients to compare to experiment. In general, we find that transitions between states that have the same dominant spatial symmetry are in decent agreement with experiment, but those transitions between different spatial symmetries are often significantly underpredicted.
On Quantum Computation Theory Wim van Dam
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On Quantum Computation Theory Wim van Dam #12;#12;On Quantum Computation Theory #12;ILLC woensdag 9 oktober 2002, te 14.00 uur door Willem Klaas van Dam geboren te Breda. #12;Promotor: Prof. dr. P Dam, 2002 ISBN: 9057760916 #12;" . . . Many errors have been made in the world which today
David J. Gross; Washington Taylor
2001-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
We describe the ghost sector of cubic string field theory in terms of degrees of freedom on the two halves of a split string. In particular, we represent a class of pure ghost BRST operators as operators on the space of half-string functionals. These BRST operators were postulated by Rastelli, Sen, and Zwiebach to give a description of cubic string field theory in the closed string vacuum arising from condensation of a D25-brane in the original tachyonic theory. We find a class of solutions for the ghost equations of motion using the pure ghost BRST operators. We find a vanishing action for these solutions, and discuss possible interpretations of this result. The form of the solutions we find in the pure ghost theory suggests an analogous class of solutions in the original theory on the D25-brane with BRST operator Q_B coupling the matter and ghost sectors.
Field Theory on Curved Noncommutative Spacetimes
Alexander Schenkel; Christoph F. Uhlemann
2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z
We study classical scalar field theories on noncommutative curved spacetimes. Following the approach of Wess et al. [Classical Quantum Gravity 22 (2005), 3511 and Classical Quantum Gravity 23 (2006), 1883], we describe noncommutative spacetimes by using (Abelian) Drinfel'd twists and the associated *-products and *-differential geometry. In particular, we allow for position dependent noncommutativity and do not restrict ourselves to the Moyal-Weyl deformation. We construct action functionals for real scalar fields on noncommutative curved spacetimes, and derive the corresponding deformed wave equations. We provide explicit examples of deformed Klein-Gordon operators for noncommutative Minkowski, de Sitter, Schwarzschild and Randall-Sundrum spacetimes, which solve the noncommutative Einstein equations. We study the construction of deformed Green's functions and provide a diagrammatic approach for their perturbative calculation. The leading noncommutative corrections to the Green's functions for our examples are derived.
Identifying cosmological perturbations in group field theory condensates
Gielen, Steffen
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
One proposal for deriving effective cosmological models from theories of quantum gravity is to view the former as a mean-field (hydrodynamic) description of the latter, which describes a universe formed by a 'condensate' of quanta of geometry. This idea has been successfully applied within the setting of group field theory (GFT), a quantum field theory of 'atoms of space' which can form such a condensate. We further clarify the interpretation of this mean-field approximation, and show how it can be used to obtain a semiclassical description of the GFT, in which the mean field encodes a classical statistical distribution of geometric data. In this sense, GFT condensates are quantum homogeneous geometries that also contain statistical information about cosmological inhomogeneities. We show in the isotropic case how this information can be extracted from geometric GFT observables and mapped to quantities of observational interest. Basic uncertainty relations of (non-commutative) Fourier transforms imply that thi...
Quantum measure and integration theory
Stan Gudder
2009-09-11T23:59:59.000Z
This article begins with a review of quantum measure spaces. Quantum forms and indefinite inner-product spaces are then discussed. The main part of the paper introduces a quantum integral and derives some of its properties. The quantum integral's form for simple functions is characterized and it is shown that the quantum integral generalizes the Lebesgue integral. A bounded, monotone convergence theorem for quantum integrals is obtained and it is shown that a Radon-Nikodym type theorem does not hold for quantum measures. As an example, a quantum-Lebesgue integral on the real line is considered.
Failure of microcausality in noncommutative field theories
Soloviev, M. A. [P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospect 53, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation)
2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
We revisit the question of microcausality violations in quantum field theory on noncommutative spacetime, taking O(x)=:{phi}*{phi}:(x) as a sample observable. Using methods of the theory of distributions, we precisely describe the support properties of the commutator [O(x),O(y)] and prove that, in the case of space-space noncommutativity, it does not vanish at spacelike separation in the noncommuting directions. However, the matrix elements of this commutator exhibit a rapid falloff along an arbitrary spacelike direction irrespective of the type of noncommutativity. We also consider the star commutator for this observable and show that it fails to vanish even at spacelike separation in the commuting directions and completely violates causality. We conclude with a brief discussion about the modified Wightman functions which are vacuum expectation values of the star products of fields at different spacetime points.
Failure of microcausality in noncommutative field theories
Michael A. Soloviev
2008-06-26T23:59:59.000Z
We revisit the question of microcausality violations in quantum field theory on noncommutative spacetime, taking $O(x)=:\\phi\\star\\phi:(x)$ as a sample observable. Using methods of the theory of distributions, we precisely describe the support properties of the commutator [O(x),O(y)] and prove that, in the case of space-space noncommutativity, it does not vanish at spacelike separation in the noncommuting directions. However, the matrix elements of this commutator exhibit a rapid falloff along an arbitrary spacelike direction irrespective of the type of noncommutativity. We also consider the star commutator for this observable and show that it fails to vanish even at spacelike separation in the commuting directions and completely violates causality. We conclude with a brief discussion about the modified Wightman functions which are vacuum expectation values of the star products of fields at different spacetime points.
David J. Gross; Washington Taylor
2001-06-04T23:59:59.000Z
We describe projection operators in the matter sector of Witten's cubic string field theory using modes on the right and left halves of the string. These projection operators represent a step towards an analytic solution of the equations of motion of the full string field theory, and can be used to construct Dp-brane solutions of the string field theory when the BRST operator Q is taken to be pure ghost, as suggested in the recent conjecture by Rastelli, Sen and Zwiebach. We show that a family of solutions related to the sliver state are rank one projection operators on the appropriate space of half-string functionals, and we construct higher rank projection operators corresponding to configurations of multiple D-branes.
Phenomenology of Noncommutative Field Theories
Christopher D. Carone
2004-09-29T23:59:59.000Z
Experimental limits on the violation of four-dimensional Lorentz invariance imply that noncommutativity among ordinary spacetime dimensions must be small. In this talk, I review the most stringent bounds on noncommutative field theories and suggest a possible means of evading them: noncommutativity may be restricted to extra, compactified spatial dimensions. Such theories have a number of interesting features, including Abelian gauge fields whose Kaluza-Klein excitations have self couplings. We consider six-dimensional QED in a noncommutative bulk, and discuss the collider signatures of the model.
Quantum mechanical effects from deformation theory
Much, A. [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany and Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany and Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, 04009 Leipzig (Germany)
2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
We consider deformations of quantum mechanical operators by using the novel construction tool of warped convolutions. The deformation enables us to obtain several quantum mechanical effects where electromagnetic and gravitomagnetic fields play a role. Furthermore, a quantum plane can be defined by using the deformation techniques. This in turn gives an experimentally verifiable effect.
Inflation and deformation of conformal field theory
Garriga, Jaume; Urakawa, Yuko, E-mail: jaume.garriga@ub.edu, E-mail: yurakawa@ffn.ub.es [Departament de Física Fonamental i Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, 08028 Barcelona (Spain)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
It has recently been suggested that a strongly coupled phase of inflation may be described holographically in terms of a weakly coupled quantum field theory (QFT). Here, we explore the possibility that the wave function of an inflationary universe may be given by the partition function of a boundary QFT. We consider the case when the field theory is a small deformation of a conformal field theory (CFT), by the addition of a relevant operator O, and calculate the primordial spectrum predicted in the corresponding holographic inflation scenario. Using the Ward-Takahashi identity associated with Weyl rescalings, we derive a simple relation between correlators of the curvature perturbation ? and correlators of the deformation operator O at the boundary. This is done without specifying the bulk theory of gravitation, so that the result would also apply to cases where the bulk dynamics is strongly coupled. We comment on the validity of the Suyama-Yamaguchi inequality, relating the bi-spectrum and tri-spectrum of the curvature perturbation.
An Accumulative Model for Quantum Theories
Christopher Thron
2015-06-06T23:59:59.000Z
For a general quantum theory that is describable by a path integral formalism, we construct a mathematical model of an accumulation-to-threshold process whose outcomes give predictions that are nearly identical to the given quantum theory. The model is neither local nor causal in spacetime, but is both local and causal is in a non-observable path space. The probabilistic nature of the squared wavefunction is a natural consequence of the model. We verify the model with simulations, and we discuss possible discrepancies from conventional quantum theory that might be detectable via experiment. Finally, we discuss the physical implications of the model.
Alexeev, Boris V
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum solitons are discovered with the help of generalized quantum hydrodynamics (GQH). The solitons have the character of the stable quantum objects in the self consistent electric field. These effects can be considered as explanation of the existence of lightning balls. The delivered theory demonstrates the great possibilities of the generalized quantum hydrodynamics in investigation of the quantum solitons. The paper can be considered also as comments and prolongation of the materials published in the known author`s monograph (Boris V. Alexeev, Generalized Boltzmann Physical Kinetics. Elsevier. 2004). The theory leads to solitons as typical formations in the generalized quantum hydrodynamics. Key words: Foundations of the theory of transport processes; The theory of solitons; Generalized hydrodynamic equations; Foundations of quantum mechanics; The theory of lightning balls. PACS: 67.55.Fa, 67.55.Hc
Four Dimensional Quantum Yang-Mills Theory and Mass Gap
Simone Farinelli
2015-07-17T23:59:59.000Z
A quantization procedure for the Yang-Mills equations for the Minkowski space $\\mathbf{R}^{1,3}$ is carried out in such a way that field maps satisfying Wightman's axioms of Constructive Quantum Field Theory can be obtained. Moreover, the spectrum of the corresponding Hamilton operator is proven to be positive and bounded away from zero except for the case of the vacuum state which has vanishing energy level. The particles corresponding to all solution fields are bosons.
Propagators for Noncommutative Field Theories
R. Gurau; V. Rivasseau; F. Vignes-Tourneret
2006-02-06T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we provide exact expressions for propagators of noncommutative Bosonic or Fermionic field theories after adding terms of the Grosse-Wulkenhaar type in order to ensure Langmann-Szabo covariance. We emphasize the new Fermionic case and we give in particular all necessary bounds for the multiscale analysis and renormalization of the noncommutative Gross-Neveu model.
Topos theory and `neo-realist' quantum theory
Andreas Doering
2007-12-24T23:59:59.000Z
Topos theory, a branch of category theory, has been proposed as mathematical basis for the formulation of physical theories. In this article, we give a brief introduction to this approach, emphasising the logical aspects. Each topos serves as a `mathematical universe' with an internal logic, which is used to assign truth-values to all propositions about a physical system. We show in detail how this works for (algebraic) quantum theory.
Topics in quantum field theory
Kibble, T. W. B.
1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The subject matter of this thesis falls into two distinct parts. Chapters II to IV are devoted to a discussion of Schwinger's action principle, and chapters V and VI are concerned with the proof of dispersion relations ...
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Quantum-classical correspondence in response theory
Kryvohuz, Maksym
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this thesis, theoretical analysis of correspondence between classical and quantum dynamics is studied in the context of response theory. Thesis discusses the mathematical origin of time-divergence of classical response ...
Quantum mechanics as a complete physical theory
D. A. Slavnov
2002-11-10T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the principles of a ''complete physical theory'' and the conclusions of the standard quantum mechanics do not irreconcilably contradict each other as is commonly believed. In the algebraic approach, we formulate axioms that allow constructing a renewed mathematical scheme of quantum mechanics. This scheme involves the standard mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics. Simultaneously, it contains a mathematical object that adequately describes a single experiment. We give an example of the application of the proposed scheme.
Hamilton-Jacobi Theory in k-Symplectic Field Theories
M. De LeÓn; D. MartÍn De Diego; J. C. Marrero; M. Salgado; S. Vilariño
2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we extend the geometric formalism of Hamilton-Jacobi theory for Mechanics to the case of classical field theories in the k-symplectic framework.
Quantum feedback control and classical control theory
Andrew C. Doherty; Salman Habib; Kurt Jacobs; Hideo Mabuchi; Sze M. Tan
2000-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce and discuss the problem of quantum feedback control in the context of established formulations of classical control theory, examining conceptual analogies and essential differences. We describe the application of state-observer based control laws, familiar in classical control theory, to quantum systems and apply our methods to the particular case of switching the state of a particle in a double-well potential.
The informationally-complete quantum theory
Zeng-Bing Chen
2015-05-25T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum mechanics is a cornerstone of our current understanding of nature and extremely successful in describing physics covering a huge range of scales. However, its interpretation remains controversial for a long time, from the early days of quantum mechanics to nowadays. What does a quantum state really mean? Is there any way out of the so-called quantum measurement problem? Here we present an informationally-complete quantum theory (ICQT) and the trinary property of nature to beat the above problems. We assume that a quantum system's state provides an informationally-complete description of the system in the trinary picture. We give a consistent formalism of quantum theory that makes the informational completeness explicitly and argue that the conventional quantum mechanics is an approximation of the ICQT. We then show how our ICQT provides a coherent picture and fresh angle of some existing problems in physics. The computational content of our theory is uncovered by defining an informationally-complete quantum computer.
Spin-Statistics and CPT Theorems in Noncommutative Field Theory
M. Chaichian; K. Nishijima; A. Tureanu
2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that Pauli's spin-statistics relation remains valid in noncommutative quantum field theories (NC QFT), with the exception of some peculiar cases of noncommutativity between space and time. We also prove that, while the individual symmetries C and T, and in some cases also P, are broken, the CPT theorem still holds in general for noncommutative field theories, in spite of the inherent nonlocality and violation of Lorentz invariance.
Comments on Cahill's Quantum Foam Inflow Theory of Gravity
T. D. Martin
2004-07-20T23:59:59.000Z
We reveal an underlying flaw in Reginald T. Cahill's recently promoted quantum foam inflow theory of gravity. It appears to arise from a confusion of the idea of the Galilean invariance of the acceleration of an individual flow with what is obtained as an acceleration when a homogeneous flow is superposed with an inhomogeneous flow. We also point out that the General Relativistic covering theory he creates by substituting a generalized Painleve-Gullstrand metric into Einstein's field equations leads to absurd results.
Supersymmetry and Gravity in Noncommutative Field Theories
Victor O. Rivelles
2003-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the renormalization properties of noncommutative supersymmetric theories. We also discuss how the gauge field plays a role similar to gravity in noncommutative theories.
Remarks on Time-Space Noncommutative Field Theories
L. Alvarez-Gaume; J. L. F. Barbon; R. Zwicky
2001-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a physical interpretation of the perturbative breakdown of unitarity in time-like noncommutative field theories in terms of production of tachyonic particles. These particles may be viewed as a remnant of a continuous spectrum of undecoupled closed-string modes. In this way, we give a unified view of the string-theoretical and the field-theoretical no-go arguments against time-like noncommutative theories. We also perform a quantitative study of various locality and causality properties of noncommutative field theories at the quantum level.
Yangian Superalgebras in Conformal Field Theory
Thomas Creutzig
2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum Yangian symmetry in several sigma models with supergroup or supercoset as target is established. Starting with a two-dimensional conformal field theory that has current symmetry of a Lie superalgebra with vanishing Killing form we construct non-local charges and compute their properties. Yangian axioms are satisfied, except that the Serre relations only hold for a subsector of the space of fields. Yangian symmetry implies that correlation functions of fields in this sector satisfy Ward identities. We then show that this symmetry is preserved by certain perturbations of the conformal field theory. The main example are sigma models of the supergroups PSL(N|N), OSP(2N+2|2N) and D(2,1;\\alpha) away from the WZW point. Further there are the OSP(2N+2|2N) Gross-Neveu models and current-current perturbations of ghost systems, both for the disc as world-sheet. The latter we show to be equivalent to CP^{N-1|N} sigma models, while the former are conjecturally dual to supersphere sigma models.
Topics in low-dimensional field theory
Crescimanno, M.J.
1991-04-30T23:59:59.000Z
Conformal field theory is a natural tool for understanding two- dimensional critical systems. This work presents results in the lagrangian approach to conformal field theory. The first sections are chiefly about a particular class of field theories called coset constructions and the last part is an exposition of the connection between two-dimensional conformal theory and a three-dimensional gauge theory whose lagrangian is the Chern-Simons density.
Formalism Locality in Quantum Theory and Quantum Gravity
Lucien Hardy
2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
We expect a theory of Quantum Gravity to be both probabilistic and have indefinite causal structure. Indefinite causal structure poses particular problems for theory formulation since many of the core ideas used in the usual approaches to theory construction depend on having definite causal structure. For example, the notion of a state across space evolving in time requires that we have some definite causal structure so we can define a state on a space-like hypersurface. We will see that many of these problems are mitigated if we are able to formulate the theory in a "formalism local" (or F-local) fashion. A formulation of a physical theory is said to be F-local if, in making predictions for any given arbitrary space-time region, we need only refer to mathematical objects pertaining to that region. This is a desirable property both on the grounds of efficiency and since, if we have indefinite causal structure, it is not clear how to select some other space-time region on which our calculations may depend. The usual ways of formulating physical theories (the time evolving state picture, the histories approach, and the local equations approach) are not F-local. We set up a framework for probabilistic theories with indefinite causal structure. This, the causaloid framework, is F-local. We describe how Quantum Theory can be formulated in the causaloid framework (in an F-local fashion). This provides yet another formulation of Quantum Theory. This formulation, however, may be particularly relevant to the problem of finding a theory of Quantum Gravity.
On Hypercomplex Extensions of Quantum Theory
Daniel Sepunaru
2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z
This paper discusses quantum mechanical schemas for describing waves with non-abelian phases, Fock spaces of annihilation-creation operators for these structures, and the Feynman recipe for obtaining descriptions of particle interactions with external fields.
Topological Field Theory of Time-Reversal Invariant Insulators
Qi, Xiao-Liang; Hughes, Taylor; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.
2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the fundamental time reversal invariant (TRI) insulator exists in 4 + 1 dimensions, where the effective field theory is described by the 4 + 1 dimensional Chern-Simons theory and the topological properties of the electronic structure is classified by the second Chern number. These topological properties are the natural generalizations of the time reversal breaking (TRB) quantum Hall insulator in 2 + 1 dimensions. The TRI quantum spin Hall insulator in 2 + 1 dimensions and the topological insulator in 3 + 1 dimension can be obtained as descendants from the fundamental TRI insulator in 4 + 1 dimensions through a dimensional reduction procedure. The effective topological field theory, and the Z{sub 2} topological classification for the TRI insulators in 2+1 and 3+1 dimensions are naturally obtained from this procedure. All physically measurable topological response functions of the TRI insulators are completely described by the effective topological field theory. Our effective topological field theory predicts a number of novel and measurable phenomena, the most striking of which is the topological magneto-electric effect, where an electric field generates a magnetic field in the same direction, with an universal constant of proportionality quantized in odd multiples of the fine structure constant {alpha} = e{sup 2}/hc. Finally, we present a general classification of all topological insulators in various dimensions, and describe them in terms of a unified topological Chern-Simons field theory in phase space.
Generalized Probability Theories: What determines the structure of quantum theory?
Peter Janotta; Haye Hinrichsen
2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z
The framework of generalized probabilistic theories is a powerful tool for studying the foundations of quantum physics. It provides the basis for a variety of recent findings that significantly improve our understanding of the rich physical structure of quantum theory. This review paper tries to present the framework and recent results to a broader readership in an accessible manner. To achieve this, we follow a constructive approach. Starting from few basic physically motivated assumptions we show how a given set of observations can be manifested in an operational theory. Furthermore, we characterize consistency conditions limiting the range of possible extensions. In this framework classical and quantum theory appear as special cases, and the aim is to understand what distinguishes quantum mechanics as the fundamental theory realized in nature. It turns out non-classical features of single systems can equivalently result from higher dimensional classical theories that have been restricted. Entanglement and non-locality, however, are shown to be genuine non-classical features.
Coulomb interactions within Halo Effective Field Theory
Renato Higa
2007-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
I present preliminary results of effective field theory applied to nuclear cluster systems, where Coulomb interactions play a significant role.
Translational Invariance and Noncommutative Field Theories
Orfeu Bertolami
2004-02-02T23:59:59.000Z
Implications of noncommutative field theories with commutator of the coordinates of the form $[x^{\\mu},x^{\
From operator algebras to superconformal field theory
Kawahigashi, Yasuyuki [Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Komaba, Tokyo 153-8914 (Japan)
2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We survey operator algebraic approach to (super)conformal field theory. We discuss representation theory, classification results, full and boundary conformal field theories, relations to supervertex operator algebras and Moonshine, connections to subfactor theory of Jones, and certain aspects of noncommutative geometry of Connes.
Minimal coupling method and the dissipative scalar field theory
Fardin Kheirandish; Majid Amooshahi
2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theory of a damped vibrating string as the simplest dissipative scalar field investigated by its coupling with an infinit number of Klein-Gordon fields as the environment by introducing a minimal coupling method. Heisenberg equation containing a dissipative term proportional to velocity obtained for a special choice of coupling function and quantum dynamics for such a dissipative system investigated. Some kinematical relations calculated by tracing out the environment degrees of freedom. The rate of energy flowing between the system and it's environment obtained.
Quantum Signatures of Spacetime Graininess Quantum Signatures of Spacetime
Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Spacetime Implementing Poincaré Symmetry Hopf Algebras, Drinfel Quantum Mechanics on Noncommutative Spacetime 4 Quantum Field Theory on Noncommutative Spacetime Covariant Derivatives and Field Strength Noncommutative Gauge Theories 6 Signatures of Spin
Lattice p-Form Electromagnetism and Chain Field Theory
Derek K. Wise
2005-10-08T23:59:59.000Z
Since Wilson's work on lattice gauge theory in the 1970s, discrete versions of field theories have played a vital role in fundamental physics. But there is recent interest in certain higher dimensional analogues of gauge theory, such as p-form electromagnetism, including the Kalb-Ramond field in string theory, and its nonabelian generalizations. It is desirable to discretize such `higher gauge theories' in a way analogous to lattice gauge theory, but with the fundamental geometric structures in the discretization boosted in dimension. As a step toward studying discrete versions of more general higher gauge theories, we consider the case of p-form electromagnetism. We show that discrete p-form electromagnetism admits a simple algebraic description in terms of chain complexes of abelian groups. Moreover, the model allows discrete spacetimes with quite general geometry, in contrast to the regular cubical lattices usually associated with lattice gauge theory. After constructing a suitable model of discrete spacetime for p-form electromagnetism, we quantize the theory using the Euclidean path integral formalism. The main result is a description of p-form electromagnetism as a `chain field theory' -- a theory analogous to topological quantum field theory, but with chain complexes replacing manifolds. This, in particular, gives a notion of time evolution from one `spacelike slice' of discrete spacetime to another.
Bootstrapping Fuzzy Scalar Field Theory
Christian Saemann
2015-04-13T23:59:59.000Z
We describe a new way of rewriting the partition function of scalar field theory on fuzzy complex projective spaces as a solvable multitrace matrix model. This model is given as a perturbative high-temperature expansion. At each order, we present an explicit analytic expression for most of the arising terms; the remaining terms are computed explicitly up to fourth order. The method presented here can be applied to any model of hermitian matrices. Our results confirm constraints previously derived for the multitrace matrix model by Polychronakos. A further implicit expectation about the shape of the multitrace terms is however shown not to be true.
Noncommutative effective theory of vortices in a complex scalar field
C. D. Fosco; A. Lopez
2002-03-08T23:59:59.000Z
We derive a noncommutative theory description for vortex configurations in a complex field in 2+1 dimensions. We interpret the Magnus force in terms of the noncommutativity, and obtain some results for the quantum dynamics of the system of vortices in that context.
Combinatorial Dyson-Schwinger equations in noncommutative field theory
Adrian Tanasa; Dirk Kreimer
2009-07-13T23:59:59.000Z
We give here the Hopf algebra structure describing the noncommutative renormalization of a recently introduced translation-invariant model on Moyal space. We define Hochschild one-cocyles $B_+^\\gamma$ which allows us to write down the combinatorial Dyson-Schwinger equations for noncommutative quantum field theory. One- and two-loops examples are explicitly worked out.
Lattice Gauge Fields and Discrete Noncommutative Yang-Mills Theory
J. Ambjorn; Y. M. Makeenko; J. Nishimura; R. J. Szabo
2000-04-21T23:59:59.000Z
We present a lattice formulation of noncommutative Yang-Mills theory in arbitrary even dimensionality. The UV/IR mixing characteristic of noncommutative field theories is demonstrated at a completely nonperturbative level. We prove a discrete Morita equivalence between ordinary Yang-Mills theory with multi-valued gauge fields and noncommutative Yang-Mills theory with periodic gauge fields. Using this equivalence, we show that generic noncommutative gauge theories in the continuum can be regularized nonperturbatively by means of {\\it ordinary} lattice gauge theory with 't~Hooft flux. In the case of irrational noncommutativity parameters, the rank of the gauge group of the commutative lattice theory must be sent to infinity in the continuum limit. As a special case, the construction includes the recent description of noncommutative Yang-Mills theories using twisted large $N$ reduced models. We study the coupling of noncommutative gauge fields to matter fields in the fundamental representation of the gauge group using the lattice formalism. The large mass expansion is used to describe the physical meaning of Wilson loops in noncommutative gauge theories. We also demonstrate Morita equivalence in the presence of fundamental matter fields and use this property to comment on the calculation of the beta-function in noncommutative quantum electrodynamics.
Quadratic $?'$-Corrections to Heterotic Double Field Theory
Kanghoon Lee
2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate $\\alpha'$-corrections of heterotic double field theory up to quadratic order in the language of supersymmetric O(D,D+dim G) gauged double field theory. After introducing double-vielbein formalism with a parametrization which reproduces heterotic supergravity, we show that supersymmetry for heterotic double field theory up to leading order $\\alpha'$-correction is obtained from supersymmetric gauged double field theory. We discuss the necessary modifications of the symmetries defined in supersymmetric gauged double field theory. Further, we construct supersymmetric completion at quadratic order in $\\alpha'$.
Reasonable fermionic quantum information theories require relativity
Nicolai Friis
2015-02-16T23:59:59.000Z
We show that any abstract quantum information theory based on anticommuting operators must be supplemented by a superselection rule deeply rooted in relativity. While quantum information may be encoded in the Fock space generated by such operators, the unrestricted fermionic theory has a peculiar feature: Pairs of bipartition marginals of pure states need not have identical spectra. This leads to an ambiguous definition of the entropy of entanglement. We prove that this problem is removed by a superselection rule that arises from Lorentz invariance and no-signalling.
Matrix product states for gauge field theories
Boye Buyens; Jutho Haegeman; Karel Van Acoleyen; Henri Verschelde; Frank Verstraete
2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z
The matrix product state formalism is used to simulate Hamiltonian lattice gauge theories. To this end, we define matrix product state manifolds which are manifestly gauge invariant. As an application, we study 1+1 dimensional one flavour quantum electrodynamics, also known as the massive Schwinger model, and are able to determine very accurately the ground state properties and elementary one-particle excitations in the continuum limit. In particular, a novel particle excitation in the form of a heavy vector boson is uncovered, compatible with the strong coupling expansion in the continuum. We also study non-equilibrium dynamics by simulating the real-time evolution of the system induced by a quench in the form of a uniform background electric field.
Identifying cosmological perturbations in group field theory condensates
Steffen Gielen
2015-08-03T23:59:59.000Z
One proposal for deriving effective cosmological models from theories of quantum gravity is to view the former as a mean-field (hydrodynamic) description of the latter, which describes a universe formed by a 'condensate' of quanta of geometry. This idea has been successfully applied within the setting of group field theory (GFT), a quantum field theory of 'atoms of space' which can form such a condensate. We further clarify the interpretation of this mean-field approximation, and show how it can be used to obtain a semiclassical description of the GFT, in which the mean field encodes a classical statistical distribution of geometric data. In this sense, GFT condensates are quantum homogeneous geometries that also contain statistical information about cosmological inhomogeneities. We show in the isotropic case how this information can be extracted from geometric GFT observables and mapped to quantities of observational interest. Basic uncertainty relations of (non-commutative) Fourier transforms imply that this statistical description can only be compatible with the observed near-homogeneity of the Universe if the typical length scale associated to the distribution is much larger than the fundamental 'Planck' scale. As an example of effective cosmological equations derived from the GFT dynamics, we then use a simple approximation in one class of GFT models to derive the 'improved dynamics' prescription of holonomy corrections in loop quantum cosmology.
Do Mixed States save Effective Field Theory from BICEP?
Hael Collins; R. Holman; Tereza Vardanyan
2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z
The BICEP2 collaboration has for the first time observed the B-mode polarization associated with inflationary gravitational waves. Their result has some discomfiting implications for the validity of an effective theory approach to single-field inflation since it would require an inflaton field excursion larger than the Planck scale. We argue that if the quantum state of the gravitons is a mixed state based on the Bunch-Davies vacuum, then the tensor to scalar ratio r measured by BICEP is different than the quantity that enters the Lyth bound. When this is taken into account, the tension between effective field theory and the BICEP result is alleviated.
Do Mixed States save Effective Field Theory from BICEP?
Collins, Hael; Vardanyan, Tereza
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The BICEP2 collaboration has for the first time observed the B-mode polarization associated with inflationary gravitational waves. Their result has some discomfiting implications for the validity of an effective theory approach to single-field inflation since it would require an inflaton field excursion larger than the Planck scale. We argue that if the quantum state of the gravitons is a mixed state based on the Bunch-Davies vacuum, then the tensor to scalar ratio r measured by BICEP is different than the quantity that enters the Lyth bound. When this is taken into account, the tension between effective field theory and the BICEP result is alleviated.
A Superdimensional Dual-covariant Field Theory
Yaroslav Derbenev
2015-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
An approach to a Unified Field Theory (UFT) is developed as an attempt to establish unification of the Theory of Quantum Fields (QFT) and General Theory of Relativity (GTR) on the background of a covariant differential calculus. A dual State Vector field (DSV)consisting of covariant and contravariant N-component functions of variables of a N-dimensional unified manifod (UM)is introduced to represents matter. DSV is supposed to transform in a way distinct from that of the differentials of the UM variables. Consequently, the hybrid tensors and a hybrid affine tensor (Dynamic Connection, DC) are introduced. The hybrid curvature form (HCF) is introduced as a covariant derivative of DC. A system of covariant Euler-Lagrange (EL) equations for DSV, DC, and a twin couple of the triadic hybrid tensors (Split Metric, SM)is derived. A scalar Lagrangian form is composed based on a set of principles suited for UFT, including the homogeneity in the UM space, differential irreducibility and scale invariance. The type of the manifold geometry is not specified in advance, in neither local (signature) nor regional (topology) aspects. Equations for DSV play role of the Schroedinger-Dirac equation in space of UM. By the correspondent EL equations, DC and SM are connected to DSV and become responsible for the non-linear features of the system i.e. interactions. In this paper we mark breaking of a background paradigm of the modern QFT, the superposition principle. The issue of the UM-MF dimensionality will be addressed, and relations to the principles and methodology of QFT and GTR will be discussed.
Interpretation of Stationary States in Prequantum Classical Statistical Field Theory
Andrei Khrennikov
2006-01-26T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a prequantum classical statistical model in that the role of hidden variables is played by classical (vector) fields. We call this model Prequantum Classical Statistical Field Theory (PCSFT). The correspondence between classical and quantum quantities is asymptotic, so we call our approach asymptotic dequantization. In this note we pay the main attention to interpretation of so called pure quantum states (wave functions) in PCSFT, especially stationary states. We show, see Theorem 2, that pure states of QM can be considered as labels for Gaussian measures concentrated on one dimensional complex subspaces of phase space that are invariant with respect to the Schr\\"odinger dynamics. ``A quantum system in a stationary state $\\psi$'' in PCSFT is nothing else than a Gaussian ensemble of classical fields (fluctuations of the vacuum field of a very small magnitude) which is not changed in the process of Schr\\"odinger's evolution. We interpret in this way the problem of {\\it stability of hydrogen atom.
Tensor networks for Lattice Gauge Theories and Atomic Quantum Simulation
E. Rico; T. Pichler; M. Dalmonte; P. Zoller; S. Montangero
2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z
We show that gauge invariant quantum link models, Abelian and non-Abelian, can be exactly described in terms of tensor networks states. Quantum link models represent an ideal bridge between high-energy to cold atom physics, as they can be used in cold-atoms in optical lattices to study lattice gauge theories. In this framework, we characterize the phase diagram of a (1+1)-d quantum link version of the Schwinger model in an external classical background electric field: the quantum phase transition from a charge and parity ordered phase with non-zero electric flux to a disordered one with a net zero electric flux configuration is described by the Ising universality class.
Hamilton-Jacobi theory in k-cosymplectic field theories
M. de León; S. Vilariño
2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we extend the geometric formalism of the Hamilton-Jacobi theory for time dependent Mechanics to the case of classical field theories in the k-cosymplectic framework.
The Operator Tensor Formulation of Quantum Theory
Lucien Hardy
2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z
A typical quantum experiment has a bunch of apparatuses placed so that quantum systems can pass between them. We regard each use of an apparatus, along with some given outcome on the apparatus (a certain detector click or a certain meter reading for example), as an operation. An operation can have zero or more quantum systems inputted into it and zero or more quantum systems outputted from it. We can wire together operations to form circuits. In the standard framework of quantum theory we must foliate the circuit then calculate the probability by evolving a state through it. This approach has three problems. First, we must introduce an arbitrary foliation of the circuit (such foliations are not unique). Second, we have to pad our expressions with identities every time two or more foliation hypersurfaces intersect a given wire. And third, we treat operations corresponding to preparations, transformations, and results in different ways. In this paper we present the operator tensor formulation of quantum theory which solves all these problems. Corresponding to every operation is an operator tensor. The probability for a circuit is given by simply replacing the operations in the circuit with the corresponding operator tensors. Wires between operator tensors correspond to multiplying the tensors in the associated subspace and then taking the partial trace over that subspace. Operator tensors must be physical (namely, they must have positive input transpose and satisfy a certain normalization condition).
Field theory on noncommutative spacetimes: Quasiplanar Wick products
Bahns, D.; Fredenhagen, K. [II. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761 Hamburg (Germany); Doplicher, S.; Piacitelli, G. [Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza', Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Rome (Italy)
2005-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We give a definition of admissible counterterms appropriate for massive quantum field theories on the noncommutative Minkowski space, based on a suitable notion of locality. We then define products of fields of arbitrary order, the so-called quasiplanar Wick products, by subtracting only such admissible counterterms. We derive the analogue of Wick's theorem and comment on the consequences of using quasiplanar Wick products in the perturbative expansion.
Field/source duality in topological field theories
David Delphenich
2007-02-13T23:59:59.000Z
The relationship between the sources of physical fields and the fields themselves is investigated with regard to the coupling of topological information between them. A class of field theories that we call topological field theories is defined such that both the field and its source represent de Rham cocycles in varying dimensions over complementary subspaces and the coupling of one to the other is by way of an isomorphism of the those cohomology spaces, which we refer to as field/source duality. The deeper basis for such an isomorphism is investigated and the process is described for various elementary physical examples of topological field theories.
Quantum optimal control theory in the linear response formalism
Castro, Alberto; Tokatly, I. V. [Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) and Zaragoza Center for Advanced Modelling (ZCAM), University of Zaragoza, ES-50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group and ETSF Scientific Development Centre, Departamento de Fisica de Materiales, Universidad del Pais Vasco UPV/EHU, ES-20018 San Sebastian, Spain and (Spain); IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, ES-48011 Bilbao (Spain)
2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum optimal control theory (QOCT) aims at finding an external field that drives a quantum system in such a way that optimally achieves some predefined target. In practice, this normally means optimizing the value of some observable, a so-called merit function. In consequence, a key part of the theory is a set of equations, which provides the gradient of the merit function with respect to parameters that control the shape of the driving field. We show that these equations can be straightforwardly derived using the standard linear response theory, only requiring a minor generalization: the unperturbed Hamiltonian is allowed to be time dependent. As a result, the aforementioned gradients are identified with certain response functions. This identification leads to a natural reformulation of QOCT in terms of the Keldysh contour formalism of the quantum many-body theory. In particular, the gradients of the merit function can be calculated using the diagrammatic technique for nonequilibrium Green's functions, which should be helpful in the application of QOCT to computationally difficult many-electron problems.
Optimal Control Theory for Continuous Variable Quantum Gates
Rebing Wu; Raj Chakrabarti; Herschel Rabitz
2007-08-16T23:59:59.000Z
We apply the methodology of optimal control theory to the problem of implementing quantum gates in continuous variable systems with quadratic Hamiltonians. We demonstrate that it is possible to define a fidelity measure for continuous variable (CV) gate optimization that is devoid of traps, such that the search for optimal control fields using local algorithms will not be hindered. The optimal control of several quantum computing gates, as well as that of algorithms composed of these primitives, is investigated using several typical physical models and compared for discrete and continuous quantum systems. Numerical simulations indicate that the optimization of generic CV quantum gates is inherently more expensive than that of generic discrete variable quantum gates, and that the exact-time controllability of CV systems plays an important role in determining the maximum achievable gate fidelity. The resulting optimal control fields typically display more complicated Fourier spectra that suggest a richer variety of possible control mechanisms. Moreover, the ability to control interactions between qunits is important for delimiting the total control fluence. The comparative ability of current experimental protocols to implement such time-dependent controls may help determine which physical incarnations of CV quantum information processing will be the easiest to implement with optimal fidelity.
Magnetic Backgrounds and Noncommutative Field Theory
Richard J. Szabo
2004-02-09T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is a rudimentary introduction, geared at non-specialists, to how noncommutative field theories arise in physics and their applications to string theory, particle physics and condensed matter systems.
Atomic and Molecular Quantum Theory Course Number: C561 26 Group Theory Basics
Iyengar, Srinivasan S.
Atomic and Molecular Quantum Theory Course Number: C561 26 Group Theory Basics 1. Reference: "Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics" by Michael Tinkham. 2. We said earlier that we will go looking for the set, Indiana University 266 c 2003, Srinivasan S. Iyengar (instructor) #12;Atomic and Molecular Quantum Theory
Natural Philosophy and Quantum Theory
Thomas Marlow
2006-10-25T23:59:59.000Z
We attempt to show how relationalism might help in understanding Bell's theorem. We also present an analogy with Darwinian evolution in order to pedagogically hint at how one might go about using a theory in which one does not even desire to explain correlations by invoking common causes.
Finite Temperature Field Theory Joe Schindler 2015
California at Santa Cruz, University of
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Twisting all the way: From classical mechanics to quantum fields
Aschieri, Paolo [Centro Studi e Ricerche 'Enrico Fermi' Compendio Viminale, 00184 Rome (Italy); Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Avanzate, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, and INFN, Sezione di Torino Via Bellini 25/G 15100 Alessandria (Italy); Lizzi, Fedele; Vitale, Patrizia [Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Universita di Napoli Federico II and INFN, Sezione di Napoli Monte S. Angelo, Via Cintia, 80126 Naples (Italy)
2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the effects that a noncommutative geometry induced by a Drinfeld twist has on physical theories. We systematically deform all products and symmetries of the theory. We discuss noncommutative classical mechanics, in particular its deformed Poisson bracket and hence time evolution and symmetries. The twisting is then extended to classical fields, and then to the main interest of this work: quantum fields. This leads to a geometric formulation of quantization on noncommutative space-time, i.e., we establish a noncommutative correspondence principle from *-Poisson brackets to * commutators. In particular commutation relations among creation and annihilation operators are deduced.
Entanglement of low-energy excitations in Conformal Field Theory
Francisco Castilho Alcaraz; Miguel Ibanez Berganza; German Sierra
2011-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
In a quantum critical chain, the scaling regime of the energy and momentum of the ground state and low lying excitations are described by conformal field theory (CFT). The same holds true for the von Neumann and Renyi entropies of the ground state, which display a universal logarithmic behaviour depending on the central charge. In this letter we generalize this result to those excited states of the chain that correspond to primary fields in CFT. It is shown that the n-th Renyi entropy is related to a 2n-point correlator of primary fields. We verify this statement for the critical XX and XXZ chains. This result uncovers a new link between quantum information theory and CFT.
Field Definitions, Spectrum and Universality in Effective String Theories
N. D. Hari Dass; Peter Matlock
2006-12-28T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown, by explicit calculation, that the third-order terms in inverse string length in the spectrum of the effective string theories of Polchinski and Strominger are also the same as in Nambu-Goto theory, in addition to the universal Luescher terms. While the Nambu-Goto theory is inconsistent outside the critical dimension, the Polchinski-Strominger theory is by construction consistent for any space-time dimension. In the analysis of the spectrum, care is taken not to use any field redefinition, as it is felt that this has the potential to obscure important points. Nevertheless, as field redefinition is an important tool and the definition of the field should be made precise, a careful analysis of the choice of field definition leading to the terms in the action is also presented. Further, it is shown how a choice of field definition can be made in a systematic way at higher orders. To this end the transformation of measure involved is calculated, in the context of effective string theory, and thereby a quantum evaluation made of equivalence of theories related by a field redefinition. It is found that there are interesting possibilities resulting from a redefinition of fluctuation field.
Nuclear forces from chiral effective field theory
R. Machleidt
2007-04-05T23:59:59.000Z
In this lecture series, I present the recent progress in our understanding of nuclear forces in terms of chiral effective field theory.
Symmetries and Renormalization of Noncommutative Field Theory
Szabo, Richard J. [Department of Mathematics, Heriot-Watt University, Colin Maclaurin Building, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Colin Maclaurin Building, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom)
2007-06-19T23:59:59.000Z
An overview of recent developments in the renormalization and in the implementation of spacetime symmetries of noncommutative field theory is presented, and argued to be intimately related.
Nonlinear Dynamics of Quantum Systems and Soliton Theory
Eldad Bettelheim; Alexander G. Abanov; Paul Wiegmann
2006-10-26T23:59:59.000Z
We show that space-time evolution of one-dimensional fermionic systems is described by nonlinear equations of soliton theory. We identify a space-time dependence of a matrix element of fermionic systems related to the {\\it Orthogonality Catastrophe} or {boundary states} with the $\\tau$-function of the modified KP-hierarchy. The established relation allows to apply the apparatus of soliton theory to the study of non-linear aspects of quantum dynamics. We also describe a {\\it bosonization in momentum space} - a representation of a fermion operator by a Bose field in the presence of a boundary state.
Two-dimensional topological field theories coupled to four-dimensional BF theory
Merced Montesinos; Alejandro Perez
2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z
Four dimensional BF theory admits a natural coupling to extended sources supported on two dimensional surfaces or string world-sheets. Solutions of the theory are in one to one correspondence with solutions of Einstein equations with distributional matter (cosmic strings). We study new (topological field) theories that can be constructed by adding extra degrees of freedom to the two dimensional world-sheet. We show how two dimensional Yang-Mills degrees of freedom can be added on the world-sheet, producing in this way, an interactive (topological) theory of Yang-Mills fields with BF fields in four dimensions. We also show how a world-sheet tetrad can be naturally added. As in the previous case the set of solutions of these theories are contained in the set of solutions of Einstein's equations if one allows distributional matter supported on two dimensional surfaces. These theories are argued to be exactly quantizable. In the context of quantum gravity, one important motivation to study these models is to explore the possibility of constructing a background independent quantum field theory where local degrees of freedom at low energies arise from global topological (world-sheet) degrees of freedom at the fundamental level.
Concept of chemical bond and aromaticity based on quantum information theory
Szilvási, T; Legeza, Ö
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum information theory (QIT) emerged in physics as standard technique to extract relevant information from quantum systems. It has already contributed to the development of novel fields like quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum complexity. This arises the question what information is stored according to QIT in molecules which are inherently quantum systems as well. Rigorous analysis of the central quantities of QIT on systematic series of molecules offered the introduction of the concept of chemical bond and aromaticity directly from physical principles and notions. We identify covalent bond, donor-acceptor dative bond, multiple bond, charge-shift bond, and aromaticity indicating unified picture of fundamental chemical models from ab initio.
Quantum fields with noncommutative target spaces
Balachandran, A. P.; Queiroz, A. R.; Marques, A. M.; Teotonio-Sobrinho, P. [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130 (United States); Centro Internacional de Fisica da Materia Condensada, Universidade de Brasilia, C.P. 04667, Brasilia, SP (Brazil); Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C.P. 66318, Sao Paulo, SP, 05315-970 (Brazil)
2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum field theories (QFT's) on noncommutative spacetimes are currently under intensive study. Usually such theories have world sheet noncommutativity. In the present work, instead, we study QFT's with commutative world sheet and noncommutative target space. Such noncommutativity can be interpreted in terms of twisted statistics and is related to earlier work of Oeckl [R. Oeckl, Commun. Math. Phys. 217, 451 (2001).], and others [A. P. Balachandran, G. Mangano, A. Pinzul, and S. Vaidya, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 21, 3111 (2006); A. P. Balachandran, A. Pinzul, and B. A. Qureshi, Phys. Lett. B 634, 434 (2006); A. P. Balachandran, A. Pinzul, B. A. Qureshi, and S. Vaidya, arXiv:hep-th/0608138; A. P. Balachandran, T. R. Govindarajan, G. Mangano, A. Pinzul, B. A. Qureshi, and S. Vaidya, Phys. Rev. D 75, 045009 (2007); A. Pinzul, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 20, 6268 (2005); G. Fiore and J. Wess, Phys. Rev. D 75, 105022 (2007); Y. Sasai and N. Sasakura, Prog. Theor. Phys. 118, 785 (2007)]. The twisted spectra of their free Hamiltonians has been found earlier by Carmona et al. [J. M. Carmona, J. L. Cortes, J. Gamboa, and F. Mendez, Phys. Lett. B 565, 222 (2003); J. M. Carmona, J. L. Cortes, J. Gamboa, and F. Mendez, J. High Energy Phys. 03 (2003) 058]. We review their derivation and then compute the partition function of one such typical theory. It leads to a deformed blackbody spectrum, which is analyzed in detail. The difference between the usual and the deformed blackbody spectrum appears in the region of high frequencies. Therefore we expect that the deformed blackbody radiation may potentially be used to compute a Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin cutoff which will depend on the noncommutative parameter {theta}.
Frozen ghosts in thermal gauge field theory
P. V. Landshoff; A. Rebhan
2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z
We review an alternative formulation of gauge field theories at finite temperature where unphysical degrees of freedom of gauge fields and the Faddeev-Popov ghosts are kept at zero temperature.
Hamiltonian Vector Fields on Multiphase Spaces of Classical Field Theory
Michael Forger; Mário Otávio Salles
2010-10-02T23:59:59.000Z
We present a classification of hamiltonian vector fields on multisymplectic and polysymplectic fiber bundles closely analogous to the one known for the corresponding dual jet bundles that appear in the multisymplectic and polysymplectic approach to first order classical field theories.
The spinor field theory of the photon
Ruo Peng Wang
2011-09-18T23:59:59.000Z
I introduce a spinor field theory for the photon. The three-dimensional vector electromagnetic field and the four-dimensional vector potential are components of this spinor photon field. A spinor equation for the photon field is derived from Maxwell's equations,the relations between the electromagnetic field and the four-dimensional vector potential, and the Lorentz gauge condition. The covariant quantization of free photon field is done, and only transverse photons are obtained. The vacuum energy divergence does not occur in this theory. A covariant "positive frequency" condition is introduced for separating the photon field from its complex conjugate in the presence of the electric current and charge.
The Quantum Spin Hall Effect: Theory and Experiment
Konig, Markus; Buhmann, Hartmut; Molenkamp, Laurens W.; /Wurzburg U.; Hughes, Taylor L.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Liu, Chao-Xing; /Tsinghua U., Beijing /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Qi, Xiao-Liang; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.
2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
The search for topologically non-trivial states of matter has become an important goal for condensed matter physics. Recently, a new class of topological insulators has been proposed. These topological insulators have an insulating gap in the bulk, but have topologically protected edge states due to the time reversal symmetry. In two dimensions the helical edge states give rise to the quantum spin Hall (QSH) effect, in the absence of any external magnetic field. Here we review a recent theory which predicts that the QSH state can be realized in HgTe/CdTe semiconductor quantum wells. By varying the thickness of the quantum well, the band structure changes from a normal to an 'inverted' type at a critical thickness d{sub c}. We present an analytical solution of the helical edge states and explicitly demonstrate their topological stability. We also review the recent experimental observation of the QSH state in HgTe/(Hg,Cd)Te quantum wells. We review both the fabrication of the sample and the experimental setup. For thin quantum wells with well width d{sub QW} < 6.3 nm, the insulating regime shows the conventional behavior of vanishingly small conductance at low temperature. However, for thicker quantum wells (d{sub QW} > 6.3 nm), the nominally insulating regime shows a plateau of residual conductance close to 2e{sup 2}/h. The residual conductance is independent of the sample width, indicating that it is caused by edge states. Furthermore, the residual conductance is destroyed by a small external magnetic field. The quantum phase transition at the critical thickness, d{sub c} = 6.3 nm, is also independently determined from the occurrence of a magnetic field induced insulator to metal transition.
Real World Interpretations of Quantum Theory
Adrian Kent
2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z
I propose a new class of interpretations, {\\it real world interpretations}, of the quantum theory of closed systems. These interpretations postulate a preferred factorization of Hilbert space and preferred projective measurements on one factor. They give a mathematical characterisation of the different possible worlds arising in an evolving closed quantum system, in which each possible world corresponds to a (generally mixed) evolving quantum state. In a realistic model, the states corresponding to different worlds should be expected to tend towards orthogonality as different possible quasiclassical structures emerge or as measurement-like interactions produce different classical outcomes. However, as the worlds have a precise mathematical definition, real world interpretations need no definition of quasiclassicality, measurement, or other concepts whose imprecision is problematic in other interpretational approaches. It is natural to postulate that precisely one world is chosen randomly, using the natural probability distribution, as the world realised in Nature, and that this world's mathematical characterisation is a complete description of reality.
Contradictions of the quantum scattering theory
V. K. Ignatovich
2006-01-23T23:59:59.000Z
The standard scattering theory (SST) in non relativistic quantum mechanics (QM) is analyzed. Self-contradictions of SST are deconstructed. A direct way to calculate scattering probability without introduction of a finite volume is discussed. Substantiation of SST in textbooks with the help of wave packets is shown to be incomplete. A complete theory of wave packets scattering on a fixed center is presented, and its similarity to the plane wave scattering is demonstrated. The neutron scattering on a monatomic gas is investigated, and several problems are pointed out. A catastrophic ambiguity of the cross section is revealed, and a way to resolve this ambiguity is discussed.
Information Geometry of Entanglement Renormalization for free Quantum Fields
Javier Molina-Vilaplana
2015-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
We provide an explicit connection between the differential generation of entanglement entropy in a tensor network representation of the ground states of two field theories, and a geometric description of these states based on the Fisher information metric. We show how the geometrical description remains invariant despite there is an irreducible gauge freedom in the definition of the tensor network. The results might help to understand how spacetimes may emerge from distributions of quantum states, or more concretely, from the structure of the quantum entanglement concomitant to those distributions.
Uniform Theory of Multiplicative Valued Difference Fields
Pal, Koushik
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
and M ODDAG are co-theories (see Definition 2.1.28). We alsoof model companion (see Definition 2.1.28) of a theory is anValuation Theory Valued Fields Definition 2.3.1. A triple K
Classical field theory. Advanced mathematical formulation
G. Sardanashvily
2009-03-04T23:59:59.000Z
In contrast with QFT, classical field theory can be formulated in strict mathematical terms of fibre bundles, graded manifolds and jet manifolds. Second Noether theorems provide BRST extension of this classical field theory by means of ghosts and antifields for the purpose of its quantization.
Noncommutative Field Theory and Lorentz Violation
Sean M. Carroll; Jeffrey A. Harvey; V. Alan Kostelecky; Charles D. Lane; Takemi Okamoto
2001-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
The role of Lorentz symmetry in noncommutative field theory is considered. Any realistic noncommutative theory is found to be physically equivalent to a subset of a general Lorentz-violating standard-model extension involving ordinary fields. Some theoretical consequences are discussed. Existing experiments bound the scale of the noncommutativity parameter to (10 TeV)^{-2}.
Noncommutative Field Theory and Lorentz Violation
Carroll, Sean M.; Harvey, Jeffrey A.; Kostelecky, V. Alan; Lane, Charles D.; Okamoto, Takemi
2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The role of Lorentz symmetry in noncommutative field theory is considered. Any realistic noncommutative theory is found to be physically equivalent to a subset of a general Lorentz-violating standard-model extension involving ordinary fields. Some theoretical consequences are discussed. Existing experiments bound the scale of the noncommutativity parameter to (10 TeV){sup -2} .
Symmetries in k-Symplectic Field Theories
Roman-Roy, Narciso [Departamento de Matematica Aplicada IV. Edificio C-3, Campus Norte UPC, C/Jordi Girona 1.08034 Barcelona (Spain); Salgado, Modesto; Vilarino, Silvia [Departamento de Xeometria e Topoloxia, Facultade de Matematicas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
2008-06-25T23:59:59.000Z
k-symplectic geometry provides the simplest geometric framework for describing certain class of first-order classical field theories. Using this description we analyze different kinds of symmetries for the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalisms of these field theories, including the study of conservation laws associated to them and stating Noether's theorem.
Effective Field Theory for Top Quark Physics
Cen Zhang; Scott Willenbrock
2010-08-18T23:59:59.000Z
Physics beyond the standard model can affect top-quark physics indirectly. We describe the effective field theory approach to describing such physics, and contrast it with the vertex-function approach that has been pursued previously. We argue that the effective field theory approach has many fundamental advantages and is also simpler.
D-Branes in Noncommutative Field Theory
Richard J. Szabo
2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
A mathematical introduction to the classical solutions of noncommutative field theory is presented, with emphasis on how they may be understood as states of D-branes in Type II superstring theory. Both scalar field theory and gauge theory on Moyal spaces are extensively studied. Instantons in Yang-Mills theory on the two-dimensional noncommutative torus and the fuzzy sphere are also constructed. In some instances the connection to D-brane physics is provided by a mapping of noncommutative solitons into K-homology.
Theory for the optimal control of time-averaged quantities in open quantum systems
Ilia Grigorenko; Martin E. Garcia; K. H. Bennemann
2002-03-25T23:59:59.000Z
We present variational theory for optimal control over a finite time interval in quantum systems with relaxation. The corresponding Euler-Lagrange equations determining the optimal control field are derived. In our theory the optimal control field fulfills a high order differential equation, which we solve analytically for some limiting cases. We determine quantitatively how relaxation effects limit the control of the system. The theory is applied to open two level quantum systems. An approximate analytical solution for the level occupations in terms of the applied fields is presented. Different other applications are discussed.
The Poisson algebra of classical Hamiltonians in field theory and the problem of its quantization
A. Stoyanovsky
2010-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
We construct the commutative Poisson algebra of classical Hamiltonians in field theory. We pose the problem of quantization of this Poisson algebra. We also make some interesting computations in the known quadratic part of the quantum algebra.
Chiral field theory of $0^{-+}$ glueball
Bing an Li
2010-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
A chiral field theory of $0^{-+}$ glueball is presented. By adding a $0^{-+}$ glueball field to a successful Lagrangian of chiral field theory of pseudoscalar, vector, and axial-vector mesons, the Lagrangian of this theory is constructed. The couplings between the pseodoscalar glueball field and mesons are via U(1) anomaly revealed. Qualitative study of the physical processes of the $0^{-+}$ glueball of $m=1.405\\textrm{GeV}$ is presented. The theoretical predictions can be used to identify the $0^{-+}$ glueball.
Stochastic Dynamics of Coarse-Grained Quantum Fields in Inflationary Universe
Milan Mijic
1994-01-26T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown how coarse-graining of quantum field ^M theory in de Sitter space leads to the emergence of a classical ^M stochastic description as an effective theory in the infra-red regime. ^M The quantum state of the coarse-grained scalar field is found to be a highly^M squeezed coherent state, whose center performs a random walk on a^M bundle of classical trajectories.^M
Unified field theories and Einstein
S C Tiwari
2006-02-16T23:59:59.000Z
Einstein's contribution to relativity is reviewed. It is pointed out that Weyl gave first unified theory of gravitation and electromagnetism and it was different than the five dimensional theory of Kaluza. Einstein began his work on unification in 1925 that continued whole through the rest of his life.
Atomic Probes of Noncommutative Field Theory
Charles D. Lane
2002-01-07T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the role of Lorentz symmetry in noncommutative field theory. We find that a Lorentz-violating standard-model extension involving ordinary fields is general enough to include any realisitc noncommutative field theory as a subset. This leads to various theoretical consequences, as well as bounds from existing experiments at the level of (10 TeV)$^{-2}$ on the scale of the noncommutativity parameter.
Quantifying truncation errors in effective field theory
R. J. Furnstahl; N. Klco; D. R. Phillips; S. Wesolowski
2015-06-03T23:59:59.000Z
Bayesian procedures designed to quantify truncation errors in perturbative calculations of quantum chromodynamics observables are adapted to expansions in effective field theory (EFT). In the Bayesian approach, such truncation errors are derived from degree-of-belief (DOB) intervals for EFT predictions. Computation of these intervals requires specification of prior probability distributions ("priors") for the expansion coefficients. By encoding expectations about the naturalness of these coefficients, this framework provides a statistical interpretation of the standard EFT procedure where truncation errors are estimated using the order-by-order convergence of the expansion. It also permits exploration of the ways in which such error bars are, and are not, sensitive to assumptions about EFT-coefficient naturalness. We first demonstrate the calculation of Bayesian probability distributions for the EFT truncation error in some representative examples, and then focus on the application of chiral EFT to neutron-proton scattering. Epelbaum, Krebs, and Mei{\\ss}ner recently articulated explicit rules for estimating truncation errors in such EFT calculations of few-nucleon-system properties. We find that their basic procedure emerges generically from one class of naturalness priors considered, and that all such priors result in consistent quantitative predictions for 68% DOB intervals. We then explore several methods by which the convergence properties of the EFT for a set of observables may be used to check the statistical consistency of the EFT expansion parameter.
Modified Ostrogradski formulation of field theory
M. Leclerc
2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z
We present a method for the Hamiltonian formulation of field theories that are based on Lagrangians containing second derivatives. The new feature of our formalism is that all four partial derivatives of the field variables are initially considered as independent fields, in contrast to the conventional Ostrogradski method, where only the velocity is turned into an independent field variable. The consistency of the formalism is demonstrated by simple unconstrained and constrained second order scalar field theories. Its application to General Relativity is briefly outlined.
Scattering Theory for Open Quantum Systems
J. Behrndt; M. M. Malamud; H. Neidhardt
2006-10-31T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum systems which interact with their environment are often modeled by maximal dissipative operators or so-called Pseudo-Hamiltonians. In this paper the scattering theory for such open systems is considered. First it is assumed that a single maximal dissipative operator $A_D$ in a Hilbert space $\\sH$ is used to describe an open quantum system. In this case the minimal self-adjoint dilation $\\widetilde K$ of $A_D$ can be regarded as the Hamiltonian of a closed system which contains the open system $\\{A_D,\\sH\\}$, but since $\\widetilde K$ is necessarily not semibounded from below, this model is difficult to interpret from a physical point of view. In the second part of the paper an open quantum system is modeled with a family $\\{A(\\mu)\\}$ of maximal dissipative operators depending on energy $\\mu$, and it is shown that the open system can be embedded into a closed system where the Hamiltonian is semibounded. Surprisingly it turns out that the corresponding scattering matrix can be completely recovered from scattering matrices of single Pseudo-Hamiltonians as in the first part of the paper. The general results are applied to a class of Sturm-Liouville operators arising in dissipative and quantum transmitting Schr\\"{o}dinger-Poisson systems.
Introduction to conformal field theory and string theory
Dixon, L.J.
1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
These lectures are meant to provide a brief introduction to conformal field theory (CFT) and string theory for those with no prior exposure to the subjects. There are many excellent reviews already available, and most of these go in to much more detail than I will be able to here. 52 refs., 11 figs.
Analogy between turbulence and quantum gravity: beyond Kolmogorov's 1941 theory
S. Succi
2011-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
Simple arguments based on the general properties of quantum fluctuations have been recently shown to imply that quantum fluctuations of spacetime obey the same scaling laws of the velocity fluctuations in a homogeneous incompressible turbulent flow, as described by Kolmogorov 1941 (K41) scaling theory. Less noted, however, is the fact that this analogy rules out the possibility of a fractal quantum spacetime, in contradiction with growing evidence in quantum gravity research. In this Note, we show that the notion of a fractal quantum spacetime can be restored by extending the analogy between turbulence and quantum gravity beyond the realm of K41 theory. In particular, it is shown that compatibility of a fractal quantum-space time with the recent Horava-Lifshitz scenario for quantum gravity, implies singular quantum wavefunctions. Finally, we propose an operational procedure, based on Extended Self-Similarity techniques, to inspect the (multi)-scaling properties of quantum gravitational fluctuations.
Open quantum systems and Random Matrix Theory
Declan Mulhall
2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z
A simple model for open quantum systems is analyzed with Random Matrix Theory. The system is coupled to the continuum in a minimal way. In this paper we see the effect of opening the system on the level statistics, in particular the $\\Delta_3(L)$ statistic, width distribution and level spacing are examined as a function of the strength of this coupling. A super-radiant transition is observed, and it is seen that as it is formed, the level spacing and $\\Delta_3(L)$ statistic exhibit the signatures of missed levels.
Nuclear clusters with Halo Effective Field Theory
Renato Higa
2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
After a brief discussion of effective field theory applied to nuclear clusters, I present the aspect of Coulomb interactions, with applications to low-energy alpha-alpha and nucleon-alpha scattering.
General Embedded Brane Effective Field Theories
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Goon, Garrett L.; Hinterbichler, Kurt; Trodden, Mark
2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z
We presented a new general class of four-dimensional effective field theories with interesting global symmetry groups, which may prove relevant to the cosmology of both the early and late universe.
Operatorial Methods in Noncommutative Field Theory
Acatrinei, Ciprian [Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagellonian University Reymonta 4, Cracow (Poland)
2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z
We review the operatorial quantization of noncommutative field theory, with emphasis on the fundamentally bilocal nature of the degrees of freedom. Interactions and IR/UV mixing are discussed from this point of view.
Effective field theories for inclusive B decays
Lee, Keith S. M. (Keith Seng Mun)
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this thesis, we study inclusive decays of the B meson. These allow one to determine CKM elements precisely and to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. We use the framework of effective field theories, in ...
Double field theory of type II strings
Hohm, Olaf
We use double field theory to give a unified description of the low energy limits of type IIA and type IIB superstrings. The Ramond-Ramond potentials fit into spinor representations of the duality group O(D, D) and ...
Thermal correlation functions of twisted quantum fields
Basu, Prasad; Srivastava, Rahul; Vaidya, Sachindeo [Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560012 (India)
2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
We derive the thermal correlators for twisted quantum fields on noncommutative spacetime. We show that the thermal expectation value of the number operator is same as in commutative spacetime, but that higher correlators are sensitive to the noncommutativity parameters {theta}{sup {mu}{nu}.}
Hamilton-Jacobi theory in multisymplectic classical field theories
Manuel de León; Pedro Daniel Prieto-Martínez; Narciso Román-Roy; Silvia Vilariño
2015-04-08T23:59:59.000Z
The geometric framework for the Hamilton-Jacobi theory developed in previous works is extended for multisymplectic first-order classical field theories. The Hamilton-Jacobi problem is stated for the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian formalisms of these theories as a particular case of a more general problem, and the classical Hamilton-Jacobi equation for field theories is recovered from this geometrical setting. Particular and complete solutions to these problems are defined and characterized in several equivalent ways in both formalisms, and the equivalence between them is proved. The use of distributions in jet bundles that represent the solutions to the field equations is the fundamental tool in this formulation. Some examples are analyzed and, in particular, the Hamilton-Jacobi equation for non-autonomous mechanical systems is obtained as a special case of our results.
A Count of Classical Field Theory Graphs
Gordon Chalmers
2005-07-28T23:59:59.000Z
A generating function is derived that counts the number of diagrams in an arbitrary scalar field theory. The number of graphs containing any number $n_j$ of $j$-point vertices is given. The count is also used to obtain the number of classical graphs in gauge theory and gravity.
An Extremal N=2 Superconformal Field Theory
Nathan Benjamin; Ethan Dyer; A. Liam Fitzpatrick; Shamit Kachru
2015-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
We provide an example of an extremal chiral ${\\cal N}=2$ superconformal field theory at $c=24$. The construction is based on a ${\\mathbb Z}_2$ orbifold of the theory associated to the $A_{1}^{24}$ Niemeier lattice. The statespace is governed by representations of the sporadic group $M_{23}$.
Resonant Perturbation Theory of Decoherence and Relaxation of Quantum Bits
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Merkli, M.; Berman, G. P.; Sigal, I. M.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We describe our recent results on the resonant perturbation theory of decoherence and relaxation for quantum systems with many qubits. The approach represents a rigorous analysis of the phenomenon of decoherence and relaxation for generalN-level systems coupled to reservoirs of bosonic fields. We derive a representation of the reduced dynamics valid for all timest?0and for small but fixed interaction strength. Our approach does not involve master equation approximations and applies to a wide variety of systems which are not explicitly solvable.
Effective Field Theory Techniques for Resummation in Jet Physics
Dunn, Nicholas Daniel
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
gamma in effective field theory. Phys. Rev. , D63:014006, [factorization from effective field theory. Phys. Rev. , D66:Stewart. An ef- fective field theory for collinear and soft
Weak Gravity Conjecture for Noncommutative Field Theory
Qing-Guo Huang; Jian-Huang She
2006-11-20T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the weak gravity bounds on the U(1) gauge theory and scalar field theories in various dimensional noncommutative space. Many results are obtained, such as the upper bound on the noncommutative scale $g_{YM}M_p$ for four dimensional noncommutative U(1) gauge theory. We also discuss the weak gravity bounds on their commutative counterparts. For example, our result on 4 dimensional noncommutative U(1) gauge theory reduces in certain limit to its commutative counterpart suggested by Arkani-Hamed et.al at least at tree-level.
D-branes and string field theory
Sigalov, Ilya
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this thesis we study the D-brane physics in the context of Witten's cubic string field theory. We compute first few terms the low energy effective action for the non-abelian gauge field A, from Witten's action. We show ...
Chiral effective field theory and nuclear forces
R. Machleidt; D. R. Entem
2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We review how nuclear forces emerge from low-energy QCD via chiral effective field theory. The presentation is accessible to the non-specialist. At the same time, we also provide considerable detailed information (mostly in appendices) for the benefit of researchers who wish to start working in this field.
Nonlocal regularisation of noncommutative field theories
T. R. Govindarajan; Seckin Kurkcuoglu; Marco Panero
2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study noncommutative field theories, which are inherently nonlocal, using a Poincar\\'e-invariant regularisation scheme which yields an effective, nonlocal theory for energies below a cut-off scale. After discussing the general features and the peculiar advantages of this regularisation scheme for theories defined in noncommutative spaces, we focus our attention onto the particular case when the noncommutativity parameter is inversely proportional to the square of the cut-off, via a dimensionless parameter $\\eta$. We work out the perturbative corrections at one-loop order for a scalar theory with quartic interactions, where the signature of noncommutativity appears in $\\eta$-dependent terms. The implications of this approach, which avoids the problems related to UV-IR mixing, are discussed from the perspective of the Wilson renormalisation program. Finally, we remark about the generality of the method, arguing that it may lead to phenomenologically relevant predictions, when applied to realistic field theories.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity
Jaume Gomis; Thomas Mehen
2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the perturbative unitarity of noncommutative scalar field theories. Field theories with space-time noncommutativity do not have a unitary S-matrix. Field theories with only space noncommutativity are perturbatively unitary. This can be understood from string theory, since space noncommutative field theories describe a low energy limit of string theory in a background magnetic field. On the other hand, there is no regime in which space-time noncommutative field theory is an appropriate description of string theory. Whenever space-time noncommutative field theory becomes relevant massive open string states cannot be neglected.
Classical and quantum Big Brake cosmology for scalar field and tachyonic models
Kamenshchik, A. Yu. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia and INFN, Via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna (Italy) and L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kosygin str. 2, 119334 Moscow (Russian Federation); Manti, S. [Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa (Italy)
2013-02-21T23:59:59.000Z
We study a relation between the cosmological singularities in classical and quantum theory, comparing the classical and quantum dynamics in some models possessing the Big Brake singularity - the model based on a scalar field and two models based on a tachyon-pseudo-tachyon field . It is shown that the effect of quantum avoidance is absent for the soft singularities of the Big Brake type while it is present for the Big Bang and Big Crunch singularities. Thus, there is some kind of a classical - quantum correspondence, because soft singularities are traversable in classical cosmology, while the strong Big Bang and Big Crunch singularities are not traversable.
Howard Barnum
2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, I propose a project of enlisting quantum information science as a source of task-oriented axioms for use in the investigation of operational theories in a general framework capable of encompassing quantum mechanics, classical theory, and more. Whatever else they may be, quantum states of systems are compendia of probabilities for the outcomes of possible operations we may perform on the systems: ``operational theories.'' I discuss appropriate general frameworks for such theories, in which convexity plays a key role. Such frameworks are appropriate for investigating what things look like from an ``inside view,'' i.e. for describing perspectival information that one subsystem of the world can have about another. Understanding how such views can combine, and whether an overall ``geometric'' picture (``outside view'') coordinating them all can be had, even if this picture is very different in nature from the structure of the perspectives within it, is the key to understanding whether we may be able to achieve a unified, ``objective'' physical view in which quantum mechanics is the appropriate description for certain perspectives, or whether quantum mechanics is truly telling us we must go beyond this ``geometric'' conception of physics. The nature of information, its flow and processing, as seen from various operational persepectives, is likely to be key to understanding whether and how such coordination and unification can be achieved.
Bashinsky, Sergei
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study a finite basic structure that possibly underlies the observed elementary quantum fields with gauge and gravitational interactions. Realistic wave functions of locally interacting quantum fields emerge naturally as fitting functions for the generic distribution of many quantifiable properties of arbitrary static objects. We prove that in any quantum theory with the superposition principle, evolution of a current state of fields unavoidably continues along alternate routes with every conceivable Hamiltonian for the fields. This applies to the emergent quantum fields too. Yet the Hamiltonian is unambiguous for isolated emergent systems with sufficient local symmetry. The other emergent systems, without specific physical laws, cannot be inhabitable. The acceptable systems are eternally inflating universes with reheated regions. We see how eternal inflation perpetually creates new short-scale physical degrees of freedom and why they are initially in the ground state. In the emergent quantum worlds probabi...
Jose P. Palao; Ronnie Kosloff
2002-08-24T23:59:59.000Z
A quantum gate is realized by specific unitary transformations operating on states representing qubits. Considering a quantum system employed as an element in a quantum computing scheme, the task is therefore to enforce the pre-specified unitary transformation. This task is carried out by an external time dependent field. Optimal control theory has been suggested as a method to compute the external field which alters the evolution of the system such that it performs the desire unitary transformation. This study compares two recent implementations of optimal control theory to find the field that induces a quantum gate. The first approach is based on the equation of motion of the unitary transformation. The second approach generalizes the state to state formulation of optimal control theory. This work highlight the formal relation between the two approaches.
An additive Hamiltonian plus Landauer's Principle yields quantum theory
Chris Fields
2015-03-27T23:59:59.000Z
It is shown that no-signalling, a quantum of action, unitarity, detailed balance, Bell's theorem, the Hilbert-space representation of physical states and the Born rule all follow from the assumption of an additive Hamiltonian together with Landauer's principle. Common statements of the "classical limit" of quantum theory, as well as common assumptions made by "interpretations" of quantum theory, contradict additivity, Landauer's principle, or both.
Category:Quantum chaos Quantum Chaos emerged as a new field of physics from the
Shepelyansky, Dima
Category:Quantum chaos Quantum Chaos emerged as a new field of physics from the efforts? The answers on these and other questions can be found in this Category. Quantum Chaos finds applications with disorder, quantum complexity of large matrices. Pages in category "Quantum chaos" The following 29 pages
Depicting qudit quantum mechanics and mutually unbiased qudit theories
André Ranchin
2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z
We generalize the ZX calculus to quantum systems of dimension higher than two. The resulting calculus is sound and universal for quantum mechanics. We define the notion of a mutually unbiased qudit theory and study two particular instances of these theories in detail: qudit stabilizer quantum mechanics and Spekkens-Schreiber toy theory for dits. The calculus allows us to analyze the structure of qudit stabilizer quantum mechanics and provides a geometrical picture of qudit stabilizer theory using D-toruses, which generalizes the Bloch sphere picture for qubit stabilizer quantum mechanics. We also use our framework to describe generalizations of Spekkens toy theory to higher dimensional systems. This gives a novel proof that qudit stabilizer quantum mechanics and Spekkens-Schreiber toy theory for dits are operationally equivalent in three dimensions. The qudit pictorial calculus is a useful tool to study quantum foundations, understand the relationship between qubit and qudit quantum mechanics, and provide a novel, high level description of quantum information protocols.
Toy Model for a Relational Formulation of Quantum Theory
David Poulin
2005-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
In the absence of an external frame of reference physical degrees of freedom must describe relations between systems. Using a simple model, we investigate how such a relational quantum theory naturally arises by promoting reference systems to the status of dynamical entities. Our goal is to demonstrate using elementary quantum theory how any quantum mechanical experiment admits a purely relational description at a fundamental level, from which the original "non-relational" theory emerges in a semi-classical limit. According to this thesis, the non-relational theory is therefore an approximation of the fundamental relational theory. We propose four simple rules that can be used to translate an "orthodox" quantum mechanical description into a relational description, independent of an external spacial reference frame or clock. The techniques used to construct these relational theories are motivated by a Bayesian approach to quantum mechanics, and rely on the noiseless subsystem method of quantum information science used to protect quantum states against undesired noise. The relational theory naturally predicts a fundamental decoherence mechanism, so an arrow of time emerges from a time-symmetric theory. Moreover, there is no need for a "collapse of the wave packet" in our model: the probability interpretation is only applied to diagonal density operators. Finally, the physical states of the relational theory can be described in terms of "spin networks" introduced by Penrose as a combinatorial description of geometry, and widely studied in the loop formulation of quantum gravity. Thus, our simple bottom-up approach (starting from the semi-classical limit to derive the fully relational quantum theory) may offer interesting insights on the low energy limit of quantum gravity.
Quasi-probability representations of quantum theory with applications to quantum information science
Christopher Ferrie
2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
This article comprises a review of both the quasi-probability representations of infinite-dimensional quantum theory (including the Wigner function) and the more recently defined quasi-probability representations of finite-dimensional quantum theory. We focus on both the characteristics and applications of these representations with an emphasis toward quantum information theory. We discuss the recently proposed unification of the set of possible quasi-probability representations via frame theory and then discuss the practical relevance of negativity in such representations as a criteria for quantumness.
A hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theories
Denis Bernard; Benjamin Doyon
2015-07-27T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theory. We study non-equilibrium steady states in the context of one-dimensional conformal field theory perturbed by the $T\\bar T$ irrelevant operator. By direct quantum computation, we show, to first order in the coupling, that a relativistic hydrodynamic emerges, which is a simple modification of one-dimensional conformal fluids. We show that it describes the steady state and its approach, and we provide the main characteristics of the steady state, which lies between two shock waves. The velocities of these shocks are modified by the perturbation and equal the sound velocities of the asymptotic baths. Pushing further this approach, we are led to conjecture that the approach to the steady state is generically controlled by the power law $t^{-1/2}$, and that the widths of the shocks increase with time according to $t^{1/3}$.
A hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theories
Bernard, Denis
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theory. We study non-equilibrium steady states in the context of one-dimensional conformal field theory perturbed by the $T\\bar T$ irrelevant operator. By direct quantum computation, we show, to first order in the coupling, that a relativistic hydrodynamic emerges, which is a simple modification of one-dimensional conformal fluids. We show that it describes the steady state and its approach, and we provide the main characteristics of the steady state, which lies between two shock waves. The velocities of these shocks are modified by the perturbation and equal the sound velocities of the asymptotic baths. Pushing further this approach, we are led to conjecture that the approach to the steady state is generically controlled by the power law $t^{-1/2}$, and that the widths of the shocks increase with time according to $t^{1/3}$.
Selected Issues in Thermal Field Theory
Chihiro Sasaki
2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z
New developments on hot and dense QCD in effective field theories are reviewed. Recent investigations in lattice gauge theories for the low-lying Dirac eigenmodes suggest survival hadrons in restored phase of chiral symmetry. We discuss expected properties of those bound states in a medium using chiral approaches. The role of higher-lying hadrons near chiral symmetry restoration is also argued from the conventional and the holographic point of view.
Limited Holism and Real-Vector-Space Quantum Theory
Lucien Hardy; William K. Wootters
2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum theory has the property of "local tomography": the state of any composite system can be reconstructed from the statistics of measurements on the individual components. In this respect the holism of quantum theory is limited. We consider in this paper a class of theories more holistic than quantum theory in that they are constrained only by "bilocal tomography": the state of any composite system is determined by the statistics of measurements on pairs of components. Under a few auxiliary assumptions, we derive certain general features of such theories. In particular, we show how the number of state parameters can depend on the number of perfectly distinguishable states. We also show that real-vector-space quantum theory, while not locally tomographic, is bilocally tomographic.
ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES IN EUCLIDEAN AND MINKOWSKIAN TWO-DIMENSIONAL CONFORMAL FIELD THEORY
Caenepeel, Stefaan
and I. Runkel2 1 California Institute of Technology, Center for the Physics of Information, Pasadena, CA WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom e-mail: ingo.runkel@kcl.ac.uk Abstract We review how modular categories theories (CFTs) have become a rich source of examples of solvable interacting quantum field theories
A CSP Field Theory with Helicity Correspondence
Philip Schuster; Natalia Toro
2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
We propose the first covariant local action describing the propagation of a single free continuous-spin degree of freedom. The theory is simply formulated as a gauge theory in a "vector superspace", but can also be formulated in terms of a tower of symmetric tensor gauge fields. When the spin invariant $\\rho$ vanishes, the helicity correspondence is manifest -- familiar gauge theory actions are recovered and couplings to conserved currents can easily be introduced. For non-zero $\\rho$, a tower of tensor currents must be present, of which only the lowest rank is exactly conserved. A paucity of local gauge-invariant operators for non-zero $\\rho$ suggests that the equations of motion in any interacting theory should be covariant, not invariant, under a generalization of the free theory's gauge symmetry.
A New World Sheet Field Theory
Korkut Bardakci
2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z
A second quantized field theory on the world sheet is developed for summing planar graphs of the phi^3 theory. This is in contrast to the earlier work, which was based on first quantization. The ground state of the model is investigated with the help of a variational ansatz. In complete agreement with standard perturbation theory, the infinities encountered in carrying out this calculation can be eliminated by the renormalization of the parameters of the model. We also find that, as in the earlier work, in the ground state, graphs form a dense network (condensate) on the world sheet.
Bell Inequalities for Quantum Optical Fields
Marek Zukowski; Marcin Wiesniak; Wieslaw Laskowski
2015-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the "practical" Bell inequalities, which use intensities as the observed variables, commonly used in quantum optics and widely accepted in the community, suffer from an inherent loophole, which severely limits the range of local hidden variable theories of light, which are invalidated by their violation. We present alternative inequalities which do not suffer from any (theoretical) loophole. The new inequalities use redefined correlation functions, which involve averaged products of local rates rather than intensities. Surprisingly, the new inequalities detect entanglement in situations in which the "practical" ones fail. Thus, we have two for the price on one: full consistency with Bell's Theorem, and better device-independent detection of entanglement.
Extended Hamiltonian systems in multisymplectic field theories
Echeverria-Enriquez, Arturo; Leon, Manuel de; Munoz-Lecanda, Miguel C.; Roman-Roy, Narciso [Departamento de Matematica Aplicada IV, Campus Norte UPC, Edificio C-3, C/Jordi Girona 1, E-08034 Barcelona (Spain); Instituto de Matematicas y Fisica Fundamental, CSIC, C/Serrano 123, E-28006 Madrid (Spain); Departamento de Matematica Aplicada IV, Campus Norte UPC, Edificio C-3, C/Jordi Girona 1, E-08034 Barcelona (Spain)
2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
We consider Hamiltonian systems in first-order multisymplectic field theories. We review the properties of Hamiltonian systems in the so-called restricted multimomentum bundle, including the variational principle which leads to the Hamiltonian field equations. In an analogous way to how these systems are defined in the so-called extended (symplectic) formulation of nonautonomous mechanics, we introduce Hamiltonian systems in the extended multimomentum bundle. The geometric properties of these systems are studied, the Hamiltonian equations are analyzed using integrable multivector fields, the corresponding variational principle is also stated, and the relation between the extended and the restricted Hamiltonian systems is established. All these properties are also adapted to certain kinds of submanifolds of the multimomentum bundles in order to cover the case of almost-regular field theories.
Effective Field Theory and Finite Density Systems
R. J. Furnstahl; G. Rupak; T. Schaefer
2008-01-04T23:59:59.000Z
This review gives an overview of effective field theory (EFT) as applied at finite density, with a focus on nuclear many-body systems. Uniform systems with short-range interactions illustrate the ingredients and virtues of many-body EFT and then the varied frontiers of EFT for finite nuclei and nuclear matter are surveyed.
Coadjoint Orbits and Conformal Field Theory
Washington Taylor IV
1993-10-11T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis describes a new approach to conformal field theory. This approach combines the method of coadjoint orbits with resolutions and chiral vertex operators to give a construction of the correlation functions of conformal field theories in terms of geometrically defined objects. Explicit formulae are given for representations of Virasoro and affine algebras in terms of a local gauge choice on the line bundle associated with geometric quantization of a given coadjoint orbit; these formulae define a new set of explicit bosonic realizations of these algebras. The coadjoint orbit realizations take the form of dual Verma modules, making it possible to avoid the technical difficulties associated with the two-sided resolutions which arise from Feigin-Fuchs and Wakimoto realizations. Formulae are given for screening and intertwining operators on the coadjoint orbit representations. Chiral vertex operators between Virasoro modules are constructed, and related directly to Virasoro algebra generators in certain cases. From the point of view taken in this thesis, vertex operators have a geometric interpretation as differential operators taking sections of one line bundle to sections of another. A suggestion is made that by connecting this description with recent work deriving field theory actions from coadjoint orbits, a deeper understanding of the geometry of conformal field theory might be achieved.
Supersymmetric Field Theories on Noncommutative Spaces
Yoshinobu Habara
2002-05-07T23:59:59.000Z
Supersymmetric field theories on noncommutative spaces are constructed. We present two different representations of noncommutative space, but we can obtain supersymmetry algebla and supersymmetric Yang-Mills action independent of its representation. As a result, we will see that the action has a close relationship with IIB matrix model.
Modular bootstrap in Liouville field theory
Leszek Hadasz; Zbigniew Jaskolski; Paulina Suchanek
2009-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
The modular matrix for the generic 1-point conformal blocks on the torus is expressed in terms of the fusion matrix for the 4-point blocks on the sphere. The modular invariance of the toric 1-point functions in the Liouville field theory with DOZZ structure constants is proved.
Huang, Yi-Zhi
Quantum Hall systems Representation theory of vertex operator algebras Applications The end Quantum;Quantum Hall systems Representation theory of vertex operator algebras Applications The end Outline 1 An approach to a fundamental conjecture #12;Quantum Hall systems Representation theory of vertex operator
Huang, Yi-Zhi
Quantum Hall systems Representation theory of vertex operator algebras Applications The end Quantum Science, CAS #12;Quantum Hall systems Representation theory of vertex operator algebras Applications to a fundamental conjecture #12;Quantum Hall systems Representation theory of vertex operator algebras Applications
Confluent primary fields in the conformal field theory
Hajime Nagoya; Juanjuan Sun
2010-08-23T23:59:59.000Z
For any complex simple Lie algebra, we generalize primary fileds in the Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten conformal field theory with respect to the case of irregular singularities and we construct integral representations of hypergeometric functions of confluent type, as expectation values of products of generalized primary fields. In the case of sl(2), these integral representations coincide with solutions to confluent KZ equations. Computing the operator product expansion of the energy-momentum tensor and the generalized primary field, new differential operators appear in the result. In the case of sl(2), these differential operators are the same as those of the confluent KZ equations.
Z Theory and its Quantum-Relativistic Operators
Pietro Giorgio Zerbo
2006-02-08T23:59:59.000Z
The view provided by Z theory, based on its quantum-relativistic operators, is an integrated picture of the micro and macro quantities relationships. The axiomatic formulation of the theory is presented in this paper. The theory starts with the existence of the wave function, the existence of three fundamental constants h, c and G as well as the physical quantity Rc (the radius of the space-time continuum) plus the definition of a general form for the quantum-relativistic functional operators. Using such starting point the relationships between relativity, quantum mechanics and cosmological quantities can be clarified.
Limiting the complexity of quantum states: a toy theory
Valerio Scarani
2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
This paper discusses a restriction of quantum theory, in which very complex states would be excluded. The toy theory is phrased in the language of the circuit model for quantum computing, its key ingredient being a limitation on the number of interactions that \\textit{each} qubit may undergo. As long as one stays in the circuit model, the toy theory is consistent and may even match what we shall be ever able to do in a controlled laboratory experiment. The direct extension of the restriction beyond the circuit model conflicts with observed facts: the possibility of restricting the complexity of quantum state, while saving phenomena, remains an open question.
Quantum mechanical observer and superstring/M theory
M. Dance
2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Terms are suggested for inclusion in a Lagrangian density as seen by an observer O2, to represent the dynamics of a quantum mechanical observer O1 that is an initial stage in an observation process. This paper extends an earlier paper which suggested that the centre-of-mass kinetic energy of O1 could correspond to, and possibly underlie, the Lagrangian density for bosonic string theory, where the worldsheet coordinates are the coordinates which O1 can observe. The present paper considers a fermion internal to O1, in addition to O1's centre of mass. It is suggested that quantum mechanical uncertainties in the transformation between O1's and O2's reference systems might require O2 to use $d$ spinor fields for this fermion, where $d$ is the number of spacetime dimensions. If this is the case, and if the symmetry/observability arguments in arXiv:hep-th/0601104 apply, the resulting Lagrangian density for the dynamics of O1 might resemble, or even underlie, superstring/M theory.
Lifshitz field theories, Snyder noncomutative space-time and momentum dependent metric
Romero, Juan M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this work, we propose three different modified relativistic particles. In the first case, we propose a particle with metrics depending on the momenta and we show that the quantum version of these systems includes different field theories, as anisotropic field theories. As a second case we propose a particle that implies a modified symplectic structure and we show that the quantum version of this system gives different noncommutative space-times, for example the Snyder space-time. In the third case, we combine both structures before mentioned, namely noncommutative space-times and momentum dependent metrics. In this last case, we show that anisotropic field theories can be seen as a limit of no commutative field theory.
Conservation laws. Generation of physical fields. Principles of field theories
L. I. Petrova
2007-04-19T23:59:59.000Z
In the paper the role of conservation laws in evolutionary processes, which proceed in material systems (in material media) and lead to generation of physical fields, is shown using skew-symmetric differential forms. In present paper the skew-symmetric differential forms on deforming (nondifferentiable) manifolds were used in addition to exterior forms, which have differentiable manifolds as a basis. Such skew-symmetric forms (which were named evolutionary ones since they possess evolutionary properties), as well as the closed exterior forms, describe the conservation laws. But in contrast to exterior forms, which describe conservation laws for physical fields, the evolutionary forms correspond to conservation laws for material systems. The evolutionary forms possess an unique peculiarity, namely, the closed exterior forms are obtained from these forms. It is just this that enables one to describe the process of generation of physical fields, to disclose connection between physical fields and material systems and to resolve many problems of existing field theories.
Bilinear covariants and spinor fields duality in quantum Clifford algebras
Ab?amowicz, Rafa?, E-mail: rablamowicz@tntech.edu [Department of Mathematics, Box 5054, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505 (United States); Gonçalves, Icaro, E-mail: icaro.goncalves@ufabc.edu.br [Instituto de Matemática e Estatística, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, 1010, 05508-090, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-170 Santo André, SP (Brazil); Rocha, Roldão da, E-mail: roldao.rocha@ufabc.edu.br [Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-170 Santo André, SP (Brazil); International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste (Italy)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Classification of quantum spinor fields according to quantum bilinear covariants is introduced in a context of quantum Clifford algebras on Minkowski spacetime. Once the bilinear covariants are expressed in terms of algebraic spinor fields, the duality between spinor and quantum spinor fields can be discussed. Thus, by endowing the underlying spacetime with an arbitrary bilinear form with an antisymmetric part in addition to a symmetric spacetime metric, quantum algebraic spinor fields and deformed bilinear covariants can be constructed. They are thus compared to the classical (non quantum) ones. Classes of quantum spinor fields classes are introduced and compared with Lounesto's spinor field classification. A physical interpretation of the deformed parts and the underlying Z-grading is proposed. The existence of an arbitrary bilinear form endowing the spacetime already has been explored in the literature in the context of quantum gravity [S. W. Hawking, “The unpredictability of quantum gravity,” Commun. Math. Phys. 87, 395 (1982)]. Here, it is shown further to play a prominent role in the structure of Dirac, Weyl, and Majorana spinor fields, besides the most general flagpoles and flag-dipoles. We introduce a new duality between the standard and the quantum spinor fields, by showing that when Clifford algebras over vector spaces endowed with an arbitrary bilinear form are taken into account, a mixture among the classes does occur. Consequently, novel features regarding the spinor fields can be derived.
String Amplitudes from Moyal String Field Theory
I. Bars; I. Kishimoto; Y. Matsuo
2002-12-29T23:59:59.000Z
We illustrate a basic framework for analytic computations of Feynman graphs using the Moyal star formulation of string field theory. We present efficient methods of computation based on (a) the monoid algebra in noncommutative space and (b) the conventional Feynman rules in Fourier space. The methods apply equally well to perturbative string states or nonperturbative string states involving D-branes. The ghost sector is formulated using Moyal products with fermionic (b,c) ghosts. We also provide a short account on how the purely cubic theory and/or VSFT proposals may receive some clarification of their midpoint structures in our regularized framework.
Holographic Fluctuations from Unitary de Sitter Invariant Field Theory
Tom Banks; Willy Fischler; T. J. Torres; Carroll L. Wainwright
2013-06-17T23:59:59.000Z
We continue the study of inflationary fluctuations in Holographic Space Time models of inflation. We argue that the holographic theory of inflation provides a physical context for what is often called dS/CFT. The holographic theory is a quantum theory which, in the limit of a large number of e-foldings, gives rise to a field theory on $S^3$, which is the representation space for a unitary representation of SO(1,4). This is not a conventional CFT, and we do not know the detailed non-perturbative axioms for correlation functions. However, the two- and three-point functions are completely determined by symmetry, and coincide up to a few constants (really functions of the background FRW geometry) with those calculated in a single field slow-roll inflation model. The only significant deviation from slow roll is in the tensor fluctuations. We predict zero tensor tilt and roughly equal weight for all three conformally invariant tensor 3-point functions (unless parity is imposed as a symmetry). We discuss the relation between our results and those of Maldacena, McFadden, Skenderis, and others. Current data can be explained in terms of symmetries and a few general principles, and is consistent with a large class of models, including HST.
A holographic model for antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition induced by magnetic field
Rong-Gen Cai; Run-Qiu Yang; F. V. Kusmartsev
2015-01-19T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a gravity dual of antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition (QPT) induced by magnetic field and study the criticality in the vicinity of quantum critical point (QCP). Results show the boundary critical theory is a strong coupling theory with dynamic exponent $z=2$. The hyperscaling law is violated and logarithmic corrections appear near the QCP. We compare our theoretical results with experimental data on variety of materials including low-dimensional magnet, BiCoPO$_5$ and pyrochlores, Er$_{2-2x}$Y$_{2x}$Ti$_2$O$_7$. Our model describes well the existing experiments and predicts QCP and other high field magnetic properties of these compounds.
Quantum Response at Finite Fields and Breakdown of Chern Numbers
@physics.technion.ac.il #12; Quantum Response at Finite Fields and Breakdown of Chern Numbers 2 On closer inspection oneQuantum Response at Finite Fields and Breakdown of Chern Numbers J E Avron and Z Kons y Department singularity at zero field. We also study the breakdown of Chern numbers associated with the response
Distinguishing decoherence from alternative quantum theories by dynamical decoupling
Christian Arenz; Robin Hillier; Martin Fraas; Daniel Burgarth
2015-08-03T23:59:59.000Z
A longstanding challenge in the foundations of quantum mechanics is the veri?cation of alternative collapse theories despite their mathematical similarity to decoherence. To this end, we suggest a novel method based on dynamical decoupling. Experimental observation of nonzero saturation of the decoupling error in the limit of fast decoupling operations can provide evidence for alternative quantum theories. As part of the analysis we prove that unbounded Hamiltonians can always be decoupled, and provide novel dilations of Lindbladians.
Nuclear effective field theory on the lattice
Hermann Krebs; Bugra Borasoy; Evgeny Epelbaum; Dean Lee; Ulf-G. Meiß ner
2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
In the low-energy region far below the chiral symmetry breaking scale (which is of the order of 1 GeV) chiral perturbation theory provides a model-independent approach for quantitative description of nuclear processes. In the two- and more-nucleon sector perturbation theory is applicable only at the level of an effective potential which serves as input in the corresponding dynamical equation. To deal with the resulting many-body problem we put chiral effective field theory (EFT) on the lattice. Here we present the results of our lattice EFT study up to next-to-next-to-leading order in the chiral expansion. Accurate description of two-nucleon phase-shifts and ground state energy ratio of dilute neutron matter up to corrections of higher orders shows that lattice EFT is a promising tool for a quantitative description of low-energy few- and many-body systems.
Magnetic fields and density functional theory
Salsbury Jr., Freddie
1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
A major focus of this dissertation is the development of functionals for the magnetic susceptibility and the chemical shielding within the context of magnetic field density functional theory (BDFT). These functionals depend on the electron density in the absence of the field, which is unlike any other treatment of these responses. There have been several advances made within this theory. The first of which is the development of local density functionals for chemical shieldings and magnetic susceptibilities. There are the first such functionals ever proposed. These parameters have been studied by constructing functionals for the current density and then using the Biot-Savart equations to obtain the responses. In order to examine the advantages and disadvantages of the local functionals, they were tested numerically on some small molecules.
Graphene as a Lattice Field Theory
Hands, Simon; Strouthos, Costas
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce effective field theories for the electronic properties of graphene in terms of relativistic fermions propagating in 2+1 dimensions, and outline how strong inter-electron interactions may be modelled by numerical simulation of a lattice field theory. For strong enough coupling an insulating state can form via condensation of particle-hole pairs, and it is demonstrated that this is a theoretical possibility for monolayer graphene. For bilayer graphene the effect of an interlayer bias voltage can be modelled by the introduction of a chemical potential (akin to isopsin chemical potential in QCD) with no accompanying sign problem; simulations reveal the presence of strong interactions among the residual degrees of freedom at the resulting Fermi surface, which is disrupted by an excitonic condensate. We also present preliminary results for the quasiparticle dispersion, which permit direct estimates of both the Fermi momentum and the induced gap.
Graphene as a Lattice Field Theory
Simon Hands; Wes Armour; Costas Strouthos
2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce effective field theories for the electronic properties of graphene in terms of relativistic fermions propagating in 2+1 dimensions, and outline how strong inter-electron interactions may be modelled by numerical simulation of a lattice field theory. For strong enough coupling an insulating state can form via condensation of particle-hole pairs, and it is demonstrated that this is a theoretical possibility for monolayer graphene. For bilayer graphene the effect of an interlayer bias voltage can be modelled by the introduction of a chemical potential (akin to isopsin chemical potential in QCD) with no accompanying sign problem; simulations reveal the presence of strong interactions among the residual degrees of freedom at the resulting Fermi surface, which is disrupted by an excitonic condensate. We also present preliminary results for the quasiparticle dispersion, which permit direct estimates of both the Fermi momentum and the induced gap.
Novel Symmetries of Topological Conformal Field theories
J. Sonnenschein; S. Yankielowicz
1991-08-20T23:59:59.000Z
We show that various actions of topological conformal theories that were suggested recentely are particular cases of a general action. We prove the invariance of these models under transformations generated by nilpotent fermionic generators of arbitrary conformal dimension, $\\Q$ and $\\G$. The later are shown to be the $n^{th}$ covariant derivative with respect to ``flat abelian gauge field" of the fermionic fields of those models. We derive the bosonic counterparts $\\W$ and $\\R$ which together with $\\Q$ and $\\G$ form a special $N=2$ super $W_\\infty$ algebra. The algebraic structure is discussed and it is shown that it generalizes the so called ``topological algebra".
Closed string field theory in a-gauge
Masako Asano; Mitsuhiro Kato
2012-09-09T23:59:59.000Z
We show that a-gauge, a class of covariant gauges developed for bosonic open string field theory, is consistently applied to the closed string field theory. A covariantly gauge-fixed action of massless fields can be systematically derived from a-gauge-fixed action of string field theory.
BF-theory in graphene: a route toward topological quantum computing?
Annalisa Marzuoli; Giandomenico Palumbo
2012-06-11T23:59:59.000Z
Besides the plenty of applications of graphene allotropes in condensed matter and nanotechnology, we argue that graphene sheets might be engineered to support room-temperature topological quantum processing of information. The argument is based on the possibility of modeling the monolayer graphene effective action by means of a 3d Topological Quantum Field Theory of BF-type able to sustain non-Abelian anyon dynamics. This feature is the basic requirement of recently proposed theoretical frameworks for fault-tolerant and decoherence protected quantum computation.
Eugene V. Stefanovich
2015-02-16T23:59:59.000Z
This book is an attempt to build a consistent relativistic quantum theory of interacting particles. In the first part of the book "Quantum electrodynamics" we follow rather traditional approach to particle physics. Our discussion proceeds systematically from the principle of relativity and postulates of quantum measurements to the renormalization in quantum electrodynamics. In the second part of the book "Quantum theory of particles" this traditional approach is reexamined. We find that formulas of special relativity should be modified to take into account particle interactions. We also suggest reinterpreting quantum field theory in the language of physical "dressed" particles. This formulation eliminates the need for renormalization and opens up a new way for studying dynamical and bound state properties of quantum interacting systems. The developed theory is applied to realistic physical objects and processes including the energy spectrum of the hydrogen atom, the decay law of moving unstable particles, and the electric field of relativistic electron beams. These results force us to take a fresh look at some core issues of modern particle theories, in particular, the Minkowski space-time unification, the role of quantum fields and renormalization as well as the alleged impossibility of action-at-a-distance. A new perspective on these issues is suggested. It can help to solve the old problem of theoretical physics -- a consistent unification of relativity and quantum mechanics.
A New Lorentz Violating Nonlocal Field Theory From String-Theory
Ganor, Ori J.
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
hep-th/9908019]. [29] J. Polchinski, “String theory. Vol.2: Superstring theory and beyond,” [30] S. Chakravarty, K.Violating Nonlocal Field Theory From String-Theory Ori J.
Anomaly constraints and string/F-theory geometry in 6D quantum gravity
Washington Taylor
2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum anomalies, determined by the Atiyah-Singer index theorem, place strong constraints on the space of quantum gravity theories in six dimensions with minimal supersymmetry. The conjecture of "string universality" states that all such theories which do not have anomalies or other quantum inconsistencies are realized in string theory. This paper describes this conjecture and recent work by Kumar, Morrison, and the author towards developing a global picture of the space of consistent 6D supergravities and their realization in string theory via F-theory constructions. We focus on the discrete data for each model associated with the gauge symmetry group and the representation of this group on matter fields. The 6D anomaly structure determines an integral lattice for each gravity theory, which is related to the geometry of an elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau three-fold in an F-theory construction. Possible exceptions to the string universality conjecture suggest novel constraints on low-energy gravity theories which may be identified from the structure of F-theory geometry.
Statistical theory of Coulomb blockade oscillations: Quantum chaos in quantum dots
Jalabert, R.A.; Stone, A.D.; Alhassid, Y. (Center for Theoretical Physics, Sloane Physics Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 (United States))
1992-06-08T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a statistical theory of the amplitude of Coulomb blockade oscillations in semiconductor quantum dots based on the hypothesis that chaotic dynamics in the dot potential leads to behavior described by random-matrix theory. Breaking time-reversal symmetry is predicted to cause an experimentally observable change in the distribution of amplitudes. The theory is tested numerically and good agreement is found.
Scalar Field Theories with Polynomial Shift Symmetries
Tom Griffin; Kevin T. Grosvenor; Petr Horava; Ziqi Yan
2015-08-04T23:59:59.000Z
We continue our study of naturalness in nonrelativistic QFTs of the Lifshitz type, focusing on scalar fields that can play the role of Nambu-Goldstone (NG) modes associated with spontaneous symmetry breaking. Such systems allow for an extension of the constant shift symmetry to a shift by a polynomial of degree $P$ in spatial coordinates. These "polynomial shift symmetries" in turn protect the technical naturalness of modes with a higher-order dispersion relation, and lead to a refinement of the proposed classification of infrared Gaussian fixed points available to describe NG modes in nonrelativistic theories. Generic interactions in such theories break the polynomial shift symmetry explicitly to the constant shift. It is thus natural to ask: Given a Gaussian fixed point with polynomial shift symmetry of degree $P$, what are the lowest-dimension operators that preserve this symmetry, and deform the theory into a self-interacting scalar field theory with the shift symmetry of degree $P$? To answer this (essentially cohomological) question, we develop a new graph-theoretical technique, and use it to prove several classification theorems. First, in the special case of $P=1$ (essentially equivalent to Galileons), we reproduce the known Galileon $N$-point invariants, and find their novel interpretation in terms of graph theory, as an equal-weight sum over all labeled trees with $N$ vertices. Then we extend the classification to $P>1$ and find a whole host of new invariants, including those that represent the most relevant (or least irrelevant) deformations of the corresponding Gaussian fixed points, and we study their uniqueness.
The Madelung Picture as a Foundation of Geometric Quantum Theory
Maik Reddiger
2015-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Despite its age quantum theory remains ill-understood, which is partially to blame on its deep interwovenness with the mysterious concept of quantization. In this article we argue that a quantum theory recoursing to quantization algorithms is necessarily incomplete. To provide a new axiomatic foundation, we give a rigorous proof showing how the Schr\\"odinger equation follows from the Madelung equations, which are formulated in the language of Newtonian mechanics. We show how the Schr\\"odinger picture relates to this Madelung picture and how the "classical limit" is directly obtained. This suggests a reformulation of the correspondence principle, stating that a quantum theory must reduce to a probabilistic version of Newtonian mechanics for large masses. We then enhance the stochastic interpretation developed by Tsekov, which speculates that quantum mechanical behavior is caused by random vibrations in spacetime. A new, yet incomplete model of particle creation and annihilation is also proposed.
The quantum systems control and the optimal control theory
V. F. Krotov
2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z
Mathematical theory of the quantum systems control is based on some ideas of the optimal control theory. These ideas are developed here as applied to these systems. The results obtained meet the deficiencies in the basis and algorithms of the control synthesis and expand the application of these methods.
Quantum enhanced estimation of a multi-dimensional field
Tillmann Baumgratz; Animesh Datta
2015-07-10T23:59:59.000Z
We present a framework for the quantum enhanced estimation of multiple parameters corresponding to non-commuting unitary generators. Our formalism provides a recipe for the simultaneous estimation of all three components of a magnetic field. We propose a probe state that surpasses the precision of estimating the three components individually and discuss measurements that come close to attaining the quantum limit. Our study also reveals that too much quantum entanglement may be detrimental to attaining the Heisenberg scaling in quantum metrology.
Entropy of quantum channel in the theory of quantum information
Wojciech Roga
2011-10-03T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum channels, also called quantum operations, are linear, trace preserving and completely positive transformations in the space of quantum states. Such operations describe discrete time evolution of an open quantum system interacting with an environment. The thesis contains an analysis of properties of quantum channels and different entropies used to quantify the decoherence introduced into the system by a given operation. Part I of the thesis provides a general introduction to the subject. In Part II, the action of a quantum channel is treated as a process of preparation of a quantum ensemble. The Holevo information associated with this ensemble is shown to be bounded by the entropy exchanged during the preparation process between the initial state and the environment. A relation between the Holevo information and the entropy of an auxiliary matrix consisting of square root fidelities between the elements of the ensemble is proved in some special cases. Weaker bounds on the Holevo information are also established. The entropy of a channel, also called the map entropy, is defined as the entropy of the state corresponding to the channel by the Jamiolkowski isomorphism. In Part III of the thesis, the additivity of the entropy of a channel is proved. The minimal output entropy, which is difficult to compute, is estimated by an entropy of a channel which is much easier to obtain. A class of quantum channels is specified, for which additivity of channel capacity is conjectured. The last part of the thesis contains characterization of Davies channels, which correspond to an interaction of a state with a thermal reservoir in the week coupling limit, under the condition of quantum detailed balance and independence of rotational and dissipative evolutions. The Davies channels are characterized for one-qubit and one-qutrit systems.
Scalar field theory on noncommutative Snyder spacetime
Battisti, Marco Valerio [Centre de Physique Theorique, Case 907 Luminy, 13288 Marseille (France); Meljanac, Stjepan [Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka c.54, HR-10002 Zagreb (Croatia)
2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
We construct a scalar field theory on the Snyder noncommutative space-time. The symmetry underlying the Snyder geometry is deformed at the co-algebraic level only, while its Poincare algebra is undeformed. The Lorentz sector is undeformed at both the algebraic and co-algebraic level, but the coproduct for momenta (defining the star product) is non-coassociative. The Snyder-deformed Poincare group is described by a non-coassociative Hopf algebra. The definition of the interacting theory in terms of a nonassociative star product is thus questionable. We avoid the nonassociativity by the use of a space-time picture based on the concept of the realization of a noncommutative geometry. The two main results we obtain are (i) the generic (namely, for any realization) construction of the co-algebraic sector underlying the Snyder geometry and (ii) the definition of a nonambiguous self-interacting scalar field theory on this space-time. The first-order correction terms of the corresponding Lagrangian are explicitly computed. The possibility to derive Noether charges for the Snyder space-time is also discussed.
Wave theories of non-laminar charged particle beams: from quantum to thermal regime
Renato Fedele; Fatema Tanjia; Dusan Jovanovic; Sergio De Nicola; Concetta Ronsivalle
2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
The standard classical description of non-laminar charge particle beams in paraxial approximation is extended to the context of two wave theories. The first theory is the so-called Thermal Wave Model (TWM) that interprets the paraxial thermal spreading of the beam particles as the analog of the quantum diffraction. The other theory, hereafter called Quantum Wave Model (QWM), that takes into account the individual quantum nature of the single beam particle (uncertainty principle and spin) and provides the collective description of the beam transport in the presence of the quantum paraxial diffraction. QWM can be applied to beams that are sufficiently cold to allow the particles to manifest their individual quantum nature but sufficiently warm to make overlapping-less the single-particle wave functions. In both theories, the propagation of the beam transport in plasmas or in vacuo is provided by fully similar set of nonlinear and nonlocal governing equations, where in the case of TWM the Compton wavelength (fundamental emittance) is replaced by the beam thermal emittance. In both models, the beam transport in the presence of the self-fields (space charge and inductive effects) is governed by a suitable nonlinear nonlocal 2D Schroedinger equation that is used to obtain the envelope beam equation in quantum and quantum-like regimes, respectively. An envelope equation is derived for both TWM and QWM regimes. In TWM we recover the well known Sacherer equation whilst, in QWM we obtain the evolution equation of the single-particle spot size, i.e., single quantum ray spot in the transverse plane (Compton regime). We show that such a quantum evolution equation contains the same information carried out by an evolution equation for the beam spot size (description of the beam as a whole). This is done by defining the lowest QWM state reachable by a system of overlapping-less Fermions.
Extention cohomological fields theories and noncommutative Frobenius manifolds
S. M. Natanzon
2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z
We construct some extension ({\\it Stable Field Theory}) of Cohomological Field Theory. The Stable Field Theory is a system of homomorphisms to some vector spaces generated by spheres and disks with punctures. It is described by a formal tensor series, satisfying to some system of "differential equations". In points of convergence the tensor series generate special noncommutative analogues of Frobenius algebras, describing 'Open-Closed' Topological Field Theories.
Systems of two heavy quarks with effective field theories
Nora Brambilla
2006-09-22T23:59:59.000Z
I discuss results and applications of QCD nonrelativistic effective field theories for systems with two heavy quarks.
Lie-Algebroid Formulation of k-Cosymplectic Field Theories
Roman-Roy, Narciso [Departamento de Matematica Aplicada IV. Edificio C-3, Campus Norte UPC. C/Jordi Girona 1. 08034 Barcelona (Spain); Salgado, Modesto; Vilarino, Silvia [Departamento de Xeometria e Topoloxia. Facultade de Matematicas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. 15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
2009-05-06T23:59:59.000Z
We present a description for the k-cosymplectic formalism of Hamiltonian field theories in terms of Lie algebroids.
Heterotic $?$'-corrections in Double Field Theory
Oscar A. Bedoya; Diego Marques; Carmen Nunez
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We extend the generalized flux formulation of Double Field Theory to include all the first order bosonic contributions to the $\\alpha '$ expansion of the heterotic string low energy effective theory. The generalized tangent space and duality group are enhanced by $\\alpha'$ corrections, and the gauge symmetries are generated by the usual (gauged) generalized Lie derivative in the extended space. The generalized frame receives derivative corrections through the spin connection with torsion, which is incorporated as a new degree of freedom in the extended bein. We compute the generalized fluxes and find the Riemann curvature tensor with torsion as one of their components. All the four-derivative terms of the action, Bianchi identities and equations of motion are reproduced. Using this formalism, we obtain the first order $\\alpha'$ corrections to the heterotic Buscher rules. The relation of our results to alternative formulations in the literature is discussed and future research directions are outlined.
Working Group Report: Lattice Field Theory
Blum, T.; et al.,
2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z
This is the report of the Computing Frontier working group on Lattice Field Theory prepared for the proceedings of the 2013 Community Summer Study ("Snowmass"). We present the future computing needs and plans of the U.S. lattice gauge theory community and argue that continued support of the U.S. (and worldwide) lattice-QCD effort is essential to fully capitalize on the enormous investment in the high-energy physics experimental program. We first summarize the dramatic progress of numerical lattice-QCD simulations in the past decade, with some emphasis on calculations carried out under the auspices of the U.S. Lattice-QCD Collaboration, and describe a broad program of lattice-QCD calculations that will be relevant for future experiments at the intensity and energy frontiers. We then present details of the computational hardware and software resources needed to undertake these calculations.
Lattice field theory simulations of graphene
Joaquín E. Drut; Timo A. Lähde
2009-04-21T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the Monte Carlo method of simulating lattice field theories as a means of studying the low-energy effective theory of graphene. We also report on simulational results obtained using the Metropolis and Hybrid Monte Carlo methods for the chiral condensate, which is the order parameter for the semimetal-insulator transition in graphene, induced by the Coulomb interaction between the massless electronic quasiparticles. The critical coupling and the associated exponents of this transition are determined by means of the logarithmic derivative of the chiral condensate and an equation-of-state analysis. A thorough discussion of finite-size effects is given, along with several tests of our calculational framework. These results strengthen the case for an insulating phase in suspended graphene, and indicate that the semimetal-insulator transition is likely to be of second order, though exhibiting neither classical critical exponents, nor the predicted phenomenon of Miransky scaling.
Quantum theory of exciton-photon coupling in photonic crystal slabs with embedded quantum wells
D. Gerace; L. C. Andreani
2007-06-04T23:59:59.000Z
A theoretical description of radiation-matter coupling for semiconductor-based photonic crystal slabs is presented, in which quantum wells are embedded within the waveguide core layer. A full quantum theory is developed, by quantizing both the electromagnetic field with a spatial modulation of the refractive index and the exciton center of mass field in a periodic piecewise constant potential. The second-quantized hamiltonian of the interacting system is diagonalized with a generalized Hopfield method, thus yielding the complex dispersion of mixed exciton-photon modes including losses. The occurrence of both weak and strong coupling regimes is studied, and it is concluded that the new eigenstates of the system are described by quasi-particles called photonic crystal polaritons, which can occur in two situations: (i) below the light line, when a resonance between exciton and non-radiative photon levels occurs (guided polaritons), (ii) above the light line, provided the exciton-photon coupling is larger than the intrinsic radiative damping of the resonant photonic mode (radiative polaritons). For a square lattice of air holes, it is found that the energy minimum of the lower polariton branch can occur around normal incidence. The latter result has potential implications for the realization of polariton parametric interactions in photonic crystal slabs.
Transfer operators and topological field theory
Igor V. Ovchinnikov
2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z
The transfer operator (TO) formalism of the dynamical systems (DS) theory is reformulated here in terms of the recently proposed cohomological theory (ChT) of stochastic differential equations (SDE). It turns out that the stochastically generalized TO (GTO) of the DS theory is the finite-time ChT Fokker-Planck evolution operator. As a result comes the supersymmetric trivialization of the so-called sharp trace and sharp determinant of the GTO, with the former being the Witten index of the ChT. Moreover, the Witten index is also the stochastic generalization of the Lefschetz index so that it equals the Euler characteristic of the (closed) phase space for any flow vector field, noise metric, and temperature. The enabled possibility to apply the spectral theorems of the DS theory to the ChT Fokker-Planck operators allows to extend the previous picture of the spontaneous topological supersymmetry (Q-symmetry) breaking onto the situations with negative ground state's attenuation rate. The later signifies the exponential growth of the number of periodic solutions/orbits in the large time limit, which is the unique feature of chaotic behavior proving that the spontaneous breakdown of Q-symmetry is indeed the field-theoretic definition and stochastic generalization of the concept of deterministic chaos. In addition, the previously proposed low-temperature classification of SDE's, i.e., thermodynamic equilibrium / noise-induced chaos ((anti-)instanton condensation) / ordinary chaos (non-integrability), is complemented by the discussion of the high-temperature regime where the sharp boundary between the noise-induced and ordinary chaotic phases must smear out into a crossover, and at even higher temperatures the Q-symmetry is restored. An unambiguous resolution of the Ito-Stratonovich dilemma in favor of the Stratonovich approach and/or Weyl quantization is also presented.
Perturbative diagrams in string field theory
Washington Taylor
2002-07-13T23:59:59.000Z
A general algorithm is presented which gives a closed-form expression for an arbitrary perturbative diagram of cubic string field theory at any loop order. For any diagram, the resulting expression is given by an integral of a function of several infinite matrices, each built from a finite number of blocks containing the Neumann coefficients of Witten's 3-string vertex. The closed-form expression for any diagram can be approximated by level truncation on oscillator level, giving a computation involving finite size matrices. Some simple tree and loop diagrams are worked out as examples of this approach.
Perturbative computations in string field theory
Washington Taylor
2004-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
These notes describe how perturbative on-shell and off-shell string amplitudes can be computed using string field theory. Computational methods for approximating arbitrary amplitudes are discussed, and compared with standard world-sheet methods for computing on-shell amplitudes. These lecture notes are not self-contained; they contain the material from W. Taylor's TASI 2003 lectures not covered in the recently published ``TASI 2001'' notes {\\tt hep-th/0311017} by Taylor and Zwiebach, and should be read as a supplement to those notes.
Theory of Quantum Oscillations in Cuprate Superconductors
Eun, Jonghyoun
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Cuprate Superconductors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Schried?er. Theory of superconductivity. Phys. Rev. , [Tinkham. Introduction to Superconductivity. Dover, New York,
Superconducting quantum circuits theory and application
Deng, Xiuhao
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
viii General theory of Superconducting cavity coupled to2.4 Decoherence in superconductingProposed circuit for superconducting qubits . . . . .
The Background Field Approximation in (quantum) cosmology
R. Parentani
1998-03-12T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze the Hamilton-Jacobi action of gravity and matter in the limit where gravity is treated at the background field approximation. The motivation is to clarify when and how the solutions of the Wheeler-DeWitt equation lead to the Schr\\"odinger equation in a given background. To this end, we determine when and how the total action, solution of the constraint equations of General Relativity, leads to the HJ action for matter in a given background. This is achieved by comparing two neighboring solutions differing slightly in their matter energy content. To first order in the change of the 3-geometries, the change of the gravitational action equals the integral of the matter energy evaluated in the background geometry. Higher order terms are governed by the ``susceptibility'' of the geometry. These classical properties also apply to quantum cosmology since the conditions which legitimize the use of WKB gravitational waves are concomitant with those governing the validity of the background field approximation.
Goddard III, William A.
Quantum mechanics based force field for carbon ,,QMFF-Cx... validated to reproduce the mechanical mechanics based force field for carbon QMFF-Cx by fitting to results from density functional theory . A third, eclipsed geometry is calculated to be much higher in energy. The QMFF-Cx force field leads
Effective field theory for spacetime symmetry breaking
Yoshimasa Hidaka; Toshifumi Noumi; Gary Shiu
2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the effective field theory for spacetime symmetry breaking from the local symmetry point of view. By gauging spacetime symmetries, the identification of Nambu-Goldstone (NG) fields and the construction of the effective action are performed based on the breaking pattern of diffeomorphism, local Lorentz, and (an)isotropic Weyl symmetries as well as the internal symmetries including possible central extensions in nonrelativistic systems. Such a local picture distinguishes, e.g., whether the symmetry breaking condensations have spins and provides a correct identification of the physical NG fields, while the standard coset construction based on global symmetry breaking does not. We illustrate that the local picture becomes important in particular when we take into account massive modes associated with symmetry breaking, whose masses are not necessarily high. We also revisit the coset construction for spacetime symmetry breaking. Based on the relation between the Maurer-Cartan one form and connections for spacetime symmetries, we classify the physical meanings of the inverse Higgs constraints by the coordinate dimension of broken symmetries. Inverse Higgs constraints for spacetime symmetries with a higher dimension remove the redundant NG fields, whereas those for dimensionless symmetries can be further classified by the local symmetry breaking pattern.
Quantum theory as a critical regime of language dynamics
Alexei Grinbaum
2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum mechanics relies on the cut between the observer and the quantum system, but it does not define the observer physically. We propose an informational definition based on bounded complexity of strings. Language dynamics then leads to an emergent continuous model in the critical regime. Restricting it to a subfamily of `quantum' binary codes describing `bipartite systems', we find strong evidence of an upper bound on bipartite correlations equal to 2.82537. This is measurably different from the Tsirelson bound of the CHSH inequality. If such a reconstruction of quantum theory is experimentally confirmed, it would show that the Hilbert space formalism is but an effective description of a fundamental `linguistic' theory in the critical regime.
Four-dimensional deformed special relativity from group field theories
Girelli, Florian [SISSA, Via Beirut 2-4, 34014 Trieste, Italy and INFN, Sezione di Trieste (Italy); School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia); Livine, Etera R. [Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon, CNRS UMR 5672, 46 Allee d'Italie, 69007 Lyon (France); Oriti, Daniele [Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline St, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 2Y5 (Canada); Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, Leuvenlaan 4, Utrecht 3584 TD (Netherlands); Albert Einstein Institute, Am Muehlenberg 4, Golm (Germany)
2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We derive a scalar field theory of the deformed special relativity type, living on noncommutative {kappa}-Minkowski space-time and with a {kappa}-deformed Poincare symmetry, from the SO(4,1) group field theory defining the transition amplitudes for topological BF theory in 4 space-time dimensions. This is done at a nonperturbative level of the spin foam formalism working directly with the group field theory (GFT). We show that matter fields emerge from the fundamental model as perturbations around a specific phase of the GFT, corresponding to a solution of the fundamental equations of motion, and that the noncommutative field theory governs their effective dynamics.
Graphene, Lattice Field Theory and Symmetries
Drissi, L. B.; Bousmina, M. [INANOTECH, Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Rabat (Morocco); Saidi, E. H. [INANOTECH, Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Rabat (Morocco); LPHE- Modelisation et Simulation, Faculte des Sciences Rabat (Morocco); Centre of Physics and Mathematics, CPM, Rabat (Morocco)
2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
Borrowing ideas from tight binding model, we propose a board class of lattice field models that are classified by non simply laced Lie algebras. In the case of A{sub N-1{approx_equal}}su(N) series, we show that the couplings between the quantum states living at the first nearest neighbor sites of the lattice L{sub suN} are governed by the complex fundamental representations N-bar and N of su(N) and the second nearest neighbor interactions are described by its adjoint N-bar x N. The lattice models associated with the leading su(2), su(3), and su(4) cases are explicitly studied and their fermionic field realizations are given. It is also shown that the su(2) and su(3) models describe the electronic properties of the acetylene chain and the graphene, respectively. It is established as well that the energy dispersion of the first nearest neighbor couplings is completely determined by the A{sub N} roots {alpha} through the typical dependence N/2+{Sigma}{sub roots} cos(k.{alpha} with k the wave vector.Other features such as the SO(2N) extension and other applications are also discussed.
Toolbox for reconstructing quantum theory from rules on information acquisition
Hoehn, Philipp A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a novel operational approach for reconstructing (qubit) quantum theory from elementary rules on information acquisition. The focus lies on an observer O interrogating a system S with binary questions and S's state is taken as O's `catalogue of knowledge' about S. The mathematical tools of the framework are simple and we attempt to highlight all underlying assumptions to provide a handle for future generalizations. Five principles are imposed, asserting (1) a limit on the amount of information available to O; (2) the mere existence of complementary information; (3) the possibility for O's information to be `in superposition'; (4) O's information to be preserved in between interrogations; and, (5) continuity of time evolution. This approach permits a constructive derivation of quantum theory, elucidating how the ensuing independence, complementarity and compatibility structure of O's questions matches that of projective measurements in quantum theory, how entanglement and monogamy of entanglement and...
Invariant Set Theory and the Symbolism of Quantum Measurement
T. N. Palmer
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Elements of a novel theory of quantum physics are developed, synthesising the role of symbolism in describing quantum measurement and in the topological representation of fractal invariant sets in nonlinear dynamical systems theory. In this synthesis, the universe $U$ is treated as an isolated deterministic dynamical system evolving precisely on a measure-zero fractal invariant subset $I_U$ of its state space. A non-classical approach to the physics of $U$ is developed by treating the geometry of $I_U$ as more primitive than dynamical evolution equations on $I_U$. A specific symbolic representation of $I_U$ is constructed which encodes quaternionic multiplication and from which the statistical properties of complex Hilbert Space vectors are emergent. The Hilbert Space itself arises as the singular limit of Invariant Set Theory as a fractal parameter $N \\rightarrow \\infty$. Although the Hilbert Space of quantum theory is counterfactually complete, the measure-zero set $I_U$ is counterfactually incomplete, no matter how large is $N$. Such incompleteness allows reinterpretations of familiar quantum phenomena, consistent with realism and local causality. The non-computable nature of $I_U$ ensures that these reinterpretations are neither conspiratorial nor retrocausal and, through a homeomorphism with the ring of $2^N$-adic integers, are robust to noise and hence not fine tuned. The non-commutativity of Hilbert Space observables emerges from the symbolic representation of $I_U$ through the generic number-theoretic incommensurateness of $\\phi/\\pi$ and $\\cos \\phi$. Invariant Set Theory implies a much stronger synergy between cosmology and quantum physics than exists in contemporary theory, suggesting a novel approach to synthesising gravitational and quantum physics and providing new perspectives on the dark universe and information loss in black holes.
Finite temperature field theory on the Moyal plane
Akofor, E. [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130 (United States); Balachandran, A. P. [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130 (United States); Departmento de Matematicas, Universedad Carlos III de Madrid, 28911 Leganes, Madrid (Spain)
2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we initiate the study of finite temperature quantum field theories on the Moyal plane. Such theories violate causality which influences the properties of these theories. In particular, causality influences the fluctuation-dissipation theorem: as we show, a disturbance in a space-time region M{sub 1} creates a response in a space-time region M{sub 2} spacelike with respect to M{sub 1} (M{sub 1}xM{sub 2}). The relativistic Kubo formula with and without noncommutativity is discussed in detail, and the modified properties of relaxation time and the dependence of mean square fluctuations on time are derived. In particular, the Sinha-Sorkin result [Phys. Rev. B 45, 8123 (1992)] on the logarithmic time dependence of the mean square fluctuations is discussed in our context. We derive an exact formula for the noncommutative susceptibility in terms of the susceptibility for the corresponding commutative case. It shows that noncommutative corrections in the four-momentum space have remarkable periodicity properties as a function of the four-momentum k. They have direction dependence as well and vanish for certain directions of the spatial momentum. These are striking observable signals for noncommutativity. The Lehmann representation is also generalized to any value of the noncommutativity parameter {theta}{sup {mu}}{sup {nu}} and finite temperatures.
Theory of an optomechanical quantum heat engine
Keye Zhang; Francesco Bariani; Pierre Meystre
2014-08-13T23:59:59.000Z
Coherent interconversion between optical and mechanical excitations in an optomechanical cavity can be used to engineer a quantum heat engine. This heat engine is based on an Otto cycle between a cold photonic reservoir and a hot phononic reservoir [Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 150602 (2014)]. Building on our previous work, we (i) develop a detailed theoretical analysis of the work and the efficiency of the engine, and (ii) perform an investigation of the quantum thermodynamics underlying this scheme. In particular, we analyze the thermodynamic performance in both the dressed polariton picture and the original bare photon and phonon picture. Finally, (iii) a numerical simulation is performed to derive the full evolution of the quantum optomechanical system during the Otto cycle, by taking into account all relevant sources of noise.
Quantum chaos and regularity in $?^4$ theory
Helmut Kroeger; Xiang-Qian Luo; Harald Markum; Rainer Pullirsch
2003-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
We check the eigenvalue spectrum of the $\\Phi^{4}_{1+1}$ Hamiltonian against Poisson or Wigner behavior predicted from random matrix theory. We discuss random matrix theory as a tool to discriminate the validity of a model Hamiltonian compared to an analytically solvable Hamiltonian or experimental data.
Book Review Statistical Structure of Quantum Theory
Fuchs, Christopher A.
associated with measurement processes, including measurements with a continuous number of outcomes and commutation relations, tensor products, no-go theorems for hidden variables, and symmetry operations and a detailed exposition of quantum dynamical semigroups. Chapters 4 and 5, "Repeated and Continuous Measurement
Vacuum energy momentum tensor in (2+1) NC scalar field theory
P. Nicolini
2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z
A scalar field in (2+1) dimensional Minkowski space-time is considered. Postulating noncommutative spatial coordinates, one is able to determine the (UV finite) vacuum expectation value of the quantum field energy momentum tensor. Calculation for the (3+1) case has been performed considering only two noncommutative coordinates. The results lead to a vacuum energy with a lowered degree of divergence, with respect to that of ordinary commutative theory.
Noncommutative field theories: The noncommutative Chern-Simons model
Gomes, M.; Silva, A. J. da [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05315-970, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2006-11-03T23:59:59.000Z
We present some results on the ultraviolet/infrared mixing for canonical field theory in three and four space-time dimensions. Special emphasis is given to the analysis of theories containing the Chern-Simons field and it is argued that for supersymmetric models the effect of the mixing is in general mild leading to consistent theories as far as renormalization is concerned.
Gauge Transformations in String Field Theory and canonical Transformation in String Theory
J. Maharana; S. mukherji
1992-01-24T23:59:59.000Z
We study how canonical transfomations in first quantized string theory can be understood as gauge transformations in string field theory. We establish this fact by working out some examples. As a by product, we could identify some of the fields appearing in string field theory with their counterparts in the $\\sigma$-model.
Wilsonian Renormalization of Noncommutative Scalar Field Theory
Razvan Gurau; Oliver J. Rosten
2009-07-22T23:59:59.000Z
Drawing on analogies with the commutative case, the Wilsonian picture of renormalization is developed for noncommutative scalar field theory. The dimensionful noncommutativity parameter, theta, induces several new features. Fixed-points are replaced by `floating-points' (actions which are scale independent only up to appearances of theta written in cutoff units). Furthermore, it is found that one must use correctly normalized operators, with respect to a new scalar product, to define the right notion of relevance and irrelevance. In this framework it is straightforward and intuitive to reproduce the classification of operators found by Grosse & Wulkenhaar, around the Gaussian floating-point. The one-loop beta-function of their model is computed directly within the exact renormalization group, reproducing the previous result that it vanishes in the self-dual theory, in the limit of large cutoff. With the link between this methodology and earlier results made, it is discussed how the vanishing of the beta-function to all loops, as found by Disertori et al., should be interpreted in a Wilsonian framework.
Tachyonic Field Theory and Neutrino Mass Running
U. D. Jentschura
2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper three things are done. (i) We investigate the analogues of Cerenkov radiation for the decay of a superluminal neutrino and calculate the Cerenkov angles for the emission of a photon through a W loop, and for a collinear electron-positron pair, assuming the tachyonic dispersion relation for the superluminal neutrino. The decay rate of a freely propagating neutrino is found to depend on the shape of the assumed dispersion relation, and is found to decrease with decreasing tachyonic mass of the neutrino. (ii) We discuss a few properties of the tachyonic Dirac equation (symmetries and plane-wave solutions), which may be relevant for the description of superluminal neutrinos seen by the OPERA experiment, and discuss the calculation of the tachyonic propagator. (iii) In the absence of a commonly accepted tachyonic field theory, and in view of an apparent "running" of the observed neutrino mass with the energy, we write down a model Lagrangian, which describes a Yukawa-type interaction of a neutrino coupling to a scalar background field via a scalar-minus-pseudoscalar interaction. This constitutes an extension of the standard model. If the interaction is strong, then it leads to a substantial renormalization-group "running" of the neutrino mass and could potentially explain the experimental observations.
Hermitian Analyticity, IR/UV Mixing and Unitarity of Noncommutative Field Theories
Chong-Sun Chu; Jerzy Lukierski; Wojtek J. Zakrzewski
2002-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
The IR/UV mixing and the violation of unitarity are two of the most intriguing aspects of noncommutative quantum field theories. In this paper the relation between these two phenomena is explained and established. We start out by showing that the S-matrix of noncommutative field theories is hermitian analytic. As a consequence, a noncommutative field theory is unitary if the discontinuities of its Feynman diagram amplitudes agree with the expressions calculated using the Cutkosky formulae. These unitarity constraints relate the discontinuities of amplitudes with physical intermediate states; and allow us to see how the IR/UV mixing may lead to a breakdown of unitarity. Specifically, we show that the IR/UV singularity does not lead to the violation of unitarity in the space-space noncommutative case, but it does lead to its violation in a space-time noncommutative field theory. As a corollary, noncommutative field theory without IR/UV mixing will be unitary in both the space-space and space-time noncommutative case. To illustrate this, we introduce and analyse the noncommutative Lee model--an exactly solvable quantum field theory. We show that the model is free from the IR/UV mixing in both the space-space and space-time noncommutative cases. Our analysis is exact. Due to absence of the IR/UV mixing one can expect that the theory is unitary. We present some checks supporting this claim. Our analysis provides a counter example to the generally held beliefs that field theories with space-time noncommutativity are non-unitary.
Twist Field as Three String Interaction Vertex in Light Cone String Field Theory
Isao Kishimoto; Sanefumi Moriyama; Shunsuke Teraguchi
2007-03-22T23:59:59.000Z
It has been suggested that matrix string theory and light-cone string field theory are closely related. In this paper, we investigate the relation between the twist field, which represents string interactions in matrix string theory, and the three-string interaction vertex in light-cone string field theory carefully. We find that the three-string interaction vertex can reproduce some of the most important OPEs satisfied by the twist field.
Quantum-mechanical theory of optomechanical Brillouin cooling
Tomes, Matthew; Bahl, Gaurav; Carmon, Tal [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States); Marquardt, Florian [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Staudtstrasse 7, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Guenther-Scharowsky-Strasse 1/Bau 24, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany)
2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We analyze how to exploit Brillouin scattering of light from sound for the purpose of cooling optomechanical devices and present a quantum-mechanical theory for Brillouin cooling. Our analysis shows that significant cooling ratios can be obtained with standard experimental parameters. A further improvement of cooling efficiency is possible by increasing the dissipation of the optical anti-Stokes resonance.
Toolbox for reconstructing quantum theory from rules on information acquisition
Philipp A Hoehn
2014-12-29T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a novel operational approach for reconstructing (qubit) quantum theory from elementary rules on information acquisition. The focus lies on an observer O interrogating a system S with binary questions and S's state is taken as O's `catalogue of knowledge' about S. The mathematical tools of the framework are simple and we attempt to highlight all underlying assumptions to provide a handle for future generalizations. Five principles are imposed, asserting (1) a limit on the amount of information available to O; (2) the mere existence of complementary information; (3) the possibility for O's information to be `in superposition'; (4) O's information to be preserved in between interrogations; and, (5) continuity of time evolution. This approach permits a constructive derivation of quantum theory, elucidating how the ensuing independence, complementarity and compatibility structure of O's questions matches that of projective measurements in quantum theory, how entanglement and monogamy of entanglement and, more generally, how the correlation structure of arbitrarily many qubits and rebits arises. The principles yield a reversible time evolution and a quadratic measure, quantifying O's information about S. Finally, it is shown that the five principles admit two solutions for the simplest case of a single elementary system: the Bloch ball and disc as state spaces for a qubit and rebit, respectively, together with their symmetries as time evolution groups. The reconstruction is completed in a companion paper where an additional postulate eliminates the rebit case. This approach is conceptually close to the relational interpretation of quantum theory.
Simplification of additivity conjecture in quantum information theory
Motohisa Fukuda
2007-04-09T23:59:59.000Z
We simplify some conjectures in quantum information theory; the additivity of minimal output entropy, the multiplicativity of maximal output p-norm and the superadditivity of convex closure of output entropy. We construct a unital channel for a given channel so that they share the above additivity properties; we can reduce the conjectures for all channels to those for unital channels.
Aspects of Four Dimensional N = 2 Field Theory
Xie, Dan
2011-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
New four dimensional N = 2 field theories can be engineered from compactifying six dimensional (2, 0) superconformal field theory on a punctured Riemann surface. Hitchin’s equation is defined on this Riemann surface and the fields in Hitchin’s...
Quantum Field Effects in Stationary Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy
Dmitri Yerchuck; Vyacheslav Stelmakh; Yauhen Yerchak; Alla Dovlatova
2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
It is proved on the example of electron spin resonance (ESR) studies of anthracites, that by strong electron-photon and electron-phonon interactions the formation of the coherent system of the resonance phonons takes place. The acoustic quantum Rabi oscillations were observed for the first time in ESR-spectroscopy. Its Rabi frequency value on the first damping stage was found to be equal 920.6 kHz, being to be independent on the microwave power level in the range 20 - 6 dB [0 dB corresponds to 100 mW]. By the subsequent increase of the microwave power the stepwise transition to the phenomenon of nonlinear quantum Rabi oscillations, characterised by splitting of the oscillation group of lines into two subgroups with doubling of the total lines' number takes place. Linewidth of an individual oscillation line becomes approximately the twofold narrower, being to be equal the only to $0.004 \\pm 0.001$ G. Along with the absorption process of EM-field energy the emission process was observed. It was found, that the emission process is the realization of the acoustic spin resonance, the source of acoustic wave power in which is the system of resonance phonons, accumulated in the samples by the registration with AFC. It has been found, that the lifetime of coherent state of a collective subsystem of resonance phonons in anthracites is very long and even by room temperature it is evaluated by the value exceeding 4.6 minutes. The model of new kinds of instantons was proposed. They are considered to be similar in the mathematical structure to Su-Schrieffer-Heeger solitons with "propagation" direction along time $t$-axis instead of space $z$-axis. The proof, that the superconductivity state in the anthracite samples studied is produced at the room temperature in ESR conditions in the accordance with the theory of the quantised acoustic field, has experimentally been obtained.
Seeking the balance: Patching double and exceptional field theories
G. Papadopoulos
2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the patching of double and exceptional field theories. In double field theory the patching conditions imposed on the spacetime after solving the strong section condition imply that the 3-form field strength $H$ is exact. A similar conclusion can be reached for the form field strengths of exceptional field theories after some plausive assumptions are made on the relation between the transition functions of the additional coordinates and the patching data of the form field strengths. We illustrate the issues that arise, and explore several alternative options which include the introduction of C-folds and of the topological geometrisation condition.
N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories and quantum integrable systems
Yuan Luo; Meng-Chwan Tan; Junya Yagi
2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories on the product of a two-sphere and a cylinder. We show that the low-energy dynamics of a BPS sector of such a theory is described by a quantum integrable system, with the Planck constant set by the inverse of the radius of the sphere. If the sphere is replaced with a hemisphere, then our system reduces to an integrable system of the type studied by Nekrasov and Shatashvili. In this case we establish a correspondence between the effective prepotential of the gauge theory and the Yang-Yang function of the integrable system.
Dirac Fields in Loop Quantum Gravity and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
Martin Bojowald; Rupam Das; Robert J. Scherrer
2008-03-19T23:59:59.000Z
Big Bang nucleosynthesis requires a fine balance between equations of state for photons and relativistic fermions. Several corrections to equation of state parameters arise from classical and quantum physics, which are derived here from a canonical perspective. In particular, loop quantum gravity allows one to compute quantum gravity corrections for Maxwell and Dirac fields. Although the classical actions are very different, quantum corrections to the equation of state are remarkably similar. To lowest order, these corrections take the form of an overall expansion-dependent multiplicative factor in the total density. We use these results, along with the predictions of Big Bang nucleosynthesis, to place bounds on these corrections.
Yuya Sasai; Naoki Sasakura
2009-05-13T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the unitarity of three dimensional noncommutative scalar field theory in the Lie algebraic noncommutative spacetime [x^i,x^j]=2i kappa epsilon^{ijk}x_k. This noncommutative field theory possesses a SL(2,R)/Z_2 group momentum space, which leads to a Hopf algebraic translational symmetry. We check the Cutkosky rule of the one-loop self-energy diagrams in the noncommutative phi^3 theory when we include a braiding, which is necessary for the noncommutative field theory to possess the Hopf algebraic translational symmetry at quantum level. Then, we find that the Cutkosky rule is satisfied if the mass is less than 1/(2^(1/2)kappa).
Foundations for proper-time relativistic quantum theory
Tepper L. Gill; Trey Morris; Stewart K. Kurtz
2015-03-06T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is a progress report on the foundations for the canonical proper-time approach to relativistic quantum theory. We first review the the standard square-root equation of relativistic quantum theory, followed by a review of the Dirac equation, providing new insights into the physical properties of both. We then introduce the canonical proper-time theory. For completeness, we give a brief outline of the canonical proper-time approach to electrodynamics and mechanics, and then introduce the canonical proper-time approach to relativistic quantum theory. This theory leads to three new relativistic wave equations. In each case, the canonical generator of proper-time translations is strictly positive definite, so that it represents a particle. We show that the canonical proper-time extension of the Dirac equation for Hydrogen gives results that are consistently closer to the experimental data, when compared to the Dirac equation. However, these results are not sufficient to account for either the Lamb shift or the anomalous magnetic moment.
Tom Banks; Willy Fischler
2013-01-24T23:59:59.000Z
We present a theory of accelerated observers in the formalism of holographic space time, and show how to define the analog of the Unruh effect for a one parameter set of accelerated observers in a causal diamond in Minkowski space. The key fact is that the formalism splits the degrees of freedom in a large causal diamond into particles and excitations on the horizon. The latter form a large heat bath for the particles, and different Hamiltonians, describing a one parameter family of accelerated trajectories, have different couplings to the bath. We argue that for a large but finite causal diamond the Hamiltonian describing a geodesic observer has a residual coupling to the bath and that the effect of the bath is finite over the long time interval in the diamond. We find general forms of the Hamiltonian, which guarantee that the horizon degrees of freedom will decouple in the limit of large diamonds, leaving over a unitary evolution operator for particles, with an asymptotically conserved energy. That operator converges to the S-matrix in the infinite diamond limit. The S-matrix thus arises from integrating out the horizon degrees of freedom, in a manner reminiscent of, but distinct from, Matrix Theory. We note that this model for the S-matrix implies that Quantum Gravity, as opposed to quantum field theory, has a natural adiabatic switching off of the interactions. We argue that imposing Lorentz invariance on the S-matrix is natural, and guarantees super-Poincare invariance in the HST formalism. Spatial translation invariance is seen to be the residuum of the consistency conditions of HST.
Open quantum systems and random matrix theory
Mulhall, Declan [Department of Physics/Engineering, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4642 (United States)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
A simple model for open quantum systems is analyzed with RMT. The system is coupled to the continuum in a minimal way. In this paper we see the effect of opening the system on the level statistics, in particular the level spacing, width distribution and ?{sub 3}(L) statistic are examined as a function of the strength of this coupling. The usual super-radiant state is observed, and it is seen that as it is formed, the level spacing and ?{sub 3}(L) statistic exhibit the signatures of missed levels.
Anomalous critical fields in quantum critical superconductors
Putzke, C.; Walmsley, P.; Fletcher, J. D.; Malone, L.; Vignolles, D.; Proust, C.; Badoux, S.; See, P.; Beere, H. E.; Ritchie, D. A.; Kasahara, S.; Mizukami, Y.; Shibauchi, T.; Matsuda, Y.; Carrington, A.
2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z
Fluctuations around an antiferromagnetic quantum critical point (QCP) are believed to lead to unconventional superconductivity and in some cases to high-temperature superconductivity. However, the exact mechanism by which this occurs remains...