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Thursday, January 13, 2011
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
T-DO Conference Room

Quantum Lunch

Is there Unruh Radiation?

Robert O'Connell
Louisiana State University

We present an exact analysis of an oscillator (the detector) moving under a constant force with respect to zero-temperature vacuum and coupled to a one-dimensional scalar field. We show that this system does not radiate despite the fact that it thermalizes at the Unruh temperature.

Host: Peter Milonni,