STRESS TENSOR AND CONFORMAL ANOMALIES FOR MASSLESS FIELDS IN A ROBERTSON-WALKER UNIVERSE.

T. S. Bunch, Paul Davies

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Abstract

A local vacuum stress tensor is derived for electromagnetic, neutrino and massless scalar fields propagating in a Robertson-Walker background spacetime. The result is used to compute the numerical coefficients of the conformal trace anomalies from the known values of the Casimir energy in the Einstein universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc R Soc London Ser A
Pages569-574
Number of pages6
Volume356
Edition1687
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes

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    Bunch, T. S., & Davies, P. (1977). STRESS TENSOR AND CONFORMAL ANOMALIES FOR MASSLESS FIELDS IN A ROBERTSON-WALKER UNIVERSE. In Proc R Soc London Ser A (1687 ed., Vol. 356, pp. 569-574)