Mossman Seminar: Andreas Helset, NBI [via Skype], “Heavy Particle Effective Theories”

Event time: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), Room 52 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a SKYPE seminar.
Heavy Particle Effective Theories
Abstract: We formulate an effective field theory describing large mass scalars and fermions minimally coupled to gravity. The operators of this effective field theory are organized in powers of the transfer momentum divided by the mass of the matter field, an expansion which lends itself to the efficient extraction of classical contributions from loop amplitudes in both the post-Newtonian and post-Minkowskian regimes. We use this effective field theory to calculate the classical and leading quantum gravitational scattering amplitude of two heavy spin-1/2 particles at the second post-Minkowskian order.
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