BEYOND SEMICLASSICAL GRAVITY: QUANTUM STRESS TENSOR FLUCTUATIONS IN THE VACUUM

Schiappacasse, Enrico.
2018

Abstract: Large vacuum fluctuations of a quantum stress tensor can be described by the asymptotic behavior of its probability distribution. Here we focus on stress tensor operators which have been averaged with a sampling function in time. The Minkowski vacuum state is not an eigenstate of the time-averaged operator, but can be expanded in terms of its eigenstates. We calculate the probability dis... read more

Subjects
Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10427/014842
ID: tufts:25073
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