Curved spacetime effective field theory (cEFT) — construction with the heat kernel method

  • Łukasz Nakonieczny
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


In the presented paper we tackle the problem of the effective field theory in curved spacetime (cEFT) construction. To this end, we propose to use the heat kernel method. After introducing the general formalism based on the well established formulas known from the application of the heat kernel method to deriving the one-loop effective action in curved spacetime, we tested it on selected problems. The discussed examples were chosen to serve as a check of validity of the derived formulas by comparing the obtained results to the known flat spacetime calculations. On the other hand, they allowed us to obtain new results concerning the influence of the gravity induced operators on the effective field theory without unnecessary calculational complications.


Effective Field Theories Beyond Standard Model Classical Theories of Gravity 


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  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of WarsawWarszawaPoland

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