15-16 December 2020
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

Vacuum Transitions in Field Theory

15 Dec 2020, 11:55
5m
Teams (Centre for Particle Theory, Durham)

Teams

Centre for Particle Theory, Durham

IPPP & Dept. Mathematical Sciences Durham University South Road Durham DH1 3LE

Speaker

Christopher Hughes (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)

Description

The WKB approximation describes the decay of metastable states in quantum mechanics but its extension to multidimensional field theory is not trivial. I will give a short overview of the original Euclidean approach developed by Coleman et al. in the 1980's as well as more recent approaches and comment on the different predictions between the two.

Length of talk 3-5 minutes
Would you be interested in receiving feedback on your talk? Yes
Are you happy for your talk to be recorded? Yes
Will you be pre-recording your talk? No

Primary author

Christopher Hughes (DAMTP, University of Cambridge)

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