19R1 D. Anselmi
Theories of gravitation



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Anna Benini

We consider higher-derivative perturbations of quantum gravity and quantum field theories in curved space and investigate tools to calculate counterterms and short-distance expansions of Feynman diagrams. In the case of single higher-derivative insertions we derive a closed formula that relates the perturbed one-loop counterterms to the unperturbed Schwinger-DeWitt coefficients. In the more general case, we classify the contributions to the short-distance expansion and outline a number of simplification methods. Certain difficulties of the common differential technique in the presence of higher-derivative perturbations are avoided by a systematic use of the Campbell-Baker-Hausdorff formula, which in some cases reduces the computational effort considerably.


J. High Energy Phys. 10 (2007) 099 | DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/10/099

arXiv: 0704.2840 [hep-th]

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14B1 D. Anselmi

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Last update: May 9th 2015, 230 pages

1. Functional integral
2. Renormalization
3. Renormalization group
4. Gauge symmetry
5. Canonical formalism
6. Quantum electrodynamics
7. Non-Abelian gauge field theories
Notation and useful formulas

Course on renormalization, taught in Pisa in 2015. (More chapters will be added later.)