ENTROPIC DYNAMICS: QUANTUM FIELD THEORY AND GRAVITY
The entropic dynamics approach to QFT is formulated for scalar fields in flat and curved background space-times, and also for dynamical space-times.
“The Entropic Dynamics of Quantum Scalar Fields coupled to Gravity” (with S. Ipek) Symmetry 12, 1324 (2020); arXiv: 2006.05036.
“Entropic Dynamics: Reconstructing Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime” (with S. Ipek, M. Abedi) Class. Quantum Grav. 36, 205013 (2019); arXiv:1803.07493.
“Entropic quantization of scalar fields” (with S. Ipek) in Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2014), ed. by A. Mohammad-Djafari and F, Barbaresco, AIP Conf. Proc. 1641, 345 (2015); arXiv.org:1412.5637.
My interest in the exact Renormalization Group as a systematic way to choose the variables that are relevant to a particular physics problem goes back to my PhD thesis.
“Changes of variables and the renormalization group” PhD thesis, California Institute of Technology, May 1985.
“Changes of variables and the renormalization group” Caltech preprint CALT-68-1099 (1984); arXiv:1605.06366.
“A gauge covariant renormalization group” Caltech preprint CALT-68-1022 (1984).
More recently, the connection between the RG and ED was explored in the following paper.
“Exact renormalization groups as a form of entropic dynamics” (with P. Pessoa) Entropy 20, 25 (2018); doi:10.3390/e20010025; arXiv.org:1712.02267.
The following are some early papers on QFT.
“Phenomenological quantum electrodynamics in periodic dielectric media” (with Néstor Caticha) Phys. Rev. B 46, 479 (1992).
“Dual potentials in non-Abelian gauge theories” Phys. Rev. D 37, 2323 (1988).
“Superconductivity: a testing ground for models of confinement” (with J. Ball) Phys. Rev. D 37, 524 (1988).