Quantum field theory in curved space-time

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Recent theoretical developments indicate that the presence of gravity (curved space-time) can give rise to important new quantum effects, such as cosmological particle production and black-hole evaporation. These processes hint at intriguing new relations between quantum theory, thermodynamics and space-time structure and encourage the hope that a better understanding of a full quantum theory of gravity may emerge from this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalNature
Volume263
Issue number5576
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Quantum field theory in curved space-time. / Davies, Paul.

In: Nature, Vol. 263, No. 5576, 1976, p. 377-380.

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Davies, Paul. / Quantum field theory in curved space-time. In: Nature. 1976 ; Vol. 263, No. 5576. pp. 377-380.
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