Colloquium: Spectral Methods in Quantum Field Theory (Department of Physics)
The Department of Physics presents a Colloquium themed Spectral Methods in Quantum Field Theory. The speaker is Prof H Weigel of the Department of Physics at Stellenbosch University.
“In this talk I review the use of spectral methods to investigate field configurations that evade perturbative treatment in quantum field theory. A genuine feature of these methods is the possibility to implement the renormalization conditions from the perturbative sector of the field theory that describes the interaction of free particles. As applications I discuss in more detail the renowned Casimir-effect for Dirichlet boundary conditions, the formation of a soliton by quantum effects in a chiral theory in one space dimension, and QED flux tubes,” Prof. Weigel said.
Date: 25 August
Venue: Merensky Building, Dept of Physics, Room 1011
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