On a model of quantum field theory

  • I. Ya. Aref’evaEmail author
  • I. V. Volovich


A model of quantum field theory in an accelerated frame of reference is considered. It was suggested by Unruh that a uniformly accelerated detector in vacuum would perceive a noise with a thermal Gibbsian distribution. However, in justifying the assertion a singular transformation was implicitly performed, and doubts were expressed by some researches. We discuss a model of quantum field theory in an accelerated frame of reference in the two-dimensional spacetime for the wave equation. By using the Mellin transform, we obtain a representation of solutions of the wave equation. The representation includes a dependence on a parameter. The Unruh field corresponds to a singular limit of the representation.


Quantum Field Theory Wave Equation STEKLOV Institute Minkowski Space Singular Limit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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