PIRSA:15080034

On the Observability of the Unruh Effect

APA

Matsas, G. (2015). On the Observability of the Unruh Effect. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/15080034

MLA

Matsas, George. On the Observability of the Unruh Effect. Perimeter Institute, Aug. 14, 2015, https://pirsa.org/15080034

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_15080034,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/15080034},
            author = {Matsas, George},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {On the Observability of the Unruh Effect},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2015},
            month = {aug},
            note = {PIRSA:15080034 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

This year marks the 40’th anniversary of the Unruh effect as described at the first Marcel Grossmann meeting in 1975. We revisit it with emphasis on the observability issue which might be a concern at first sight, since the linear acceleration needed to reach a temperature 1 K is of order 10^20 m/s^2 . We close the talk by emphasizing that the Unruh effect does not require any verification beyond that of relativistic free field theory itself. The Unruh effect lives among us.