Springer Theses

Thermal Quantum Field Theory and Perturbative Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

Authors: Millington, Peter

  • Nominated as an Outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Manchester, UK
  • Provides a clear overview of prerequisite material from classical thermodynamics, classical and quantum statistical mechanics and equilibrium thermal field theory
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The author develops a new perturbative formalism of non-equilibrium thermal quantum field theory for non-homogeneous backgrounds. As a result of this formulation, the author is able to show how so-called pinch singularities can be removed, without resorting to ad hoc prescriptions, or effective resummations of absorptive effects. Thus, the author arrives at a diagrammatic approach to non-equilibrium field theory, built from modified Feynman rules that are manifestly time-dependent from tree level. This new formulation provides an alternative framework in which to derive master time evolution equations for physically meaningful particle number densities, which are valid to all orders in perturbation theory and to all orders in gradient expansion. Once truncated in a loop-wise sense, these evolution equations capture non-equilibrium dynamics on all time-scales, systematically describing energy-violating processes and the non-Markovian evolution of memory effects

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermal Quantum Field Theory and Perturbative Non-Equilibrium Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01186-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01186-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01185-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37754-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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