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Non-local heat-kernel expansion and decoupling in semi-classical gravity

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Aula: Sala riunioni -  Ore: 14.30

Via Musei 41, Brescia

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Introduce
Giuseppe Nardelli
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Interviene
Sebastián Franchino VIÑAS
FSU Jena, Germany & UN La Plata, Argentina

Abstract
The terms in the non-local expansion of the heat-kernel correspond generically to increasing powers of the manifold's curvature. In this construction, a form factor, i.e. a function of the laplacian, is associated to each relevant polynomial of Riemann's curvature tensor (considering also possible contractions). In this way, all the "derivative" contributions get grouped into a single term. We will show that this technique can be of use in the realm of semi-classical gravity to compute the one-loop contributions of matter fields to the gravity sector. The final result is the renormalization of operators of at most second power in the curvature and the derivation of the corresponding beta functions. An explicit computation shows that the Applequist-Carazzone decoupling theorem is satisfied.

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