PDE Seminar Quantization of the Maxwell field in nonrelativistic quantum electrodynamics

2008-05-19 16:30 - 2008-05-19 17:30
Faculty of Science Building #8 Room 30
Akito Suzuki (Hokkaido Univ.)
We consider the quantized electromagnetic field in nonrelativisticquantum electrodynamics, which is given by the solution of the Cauchyproblem for the Maxwell equation as an operator-valued distributionacting on an indefinite metric space. According to the Gupta-Bleulerformalism, we derive the physical Hilbert space from the indefinitemetric space. We also discuss the scattering theory of the quantizedelectromagnetic field.