String Theory Seminars

Bounds on Energy and Transport in Quantum Field Theory (Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)

by Prof. Thomas Hartman (Cornell University, USA)

Monday, January 7, 2019 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at A 304
Local energy density can be negative in QFT, but unitary QFTs obey the averaged null energy condition (ANEC). I will show that this constrains the relaxation to equilibrium in relativistic systems at finite temperature, placing bounds on the viscosity and thermalization length.