General Information 
Professor: 
Prof. Dr. Frans R. Klinkhamer 
Assistants: 
Dr. Viacheslav Emelyanov (, ) & Dr. José Queiruga () 
Seminar topic: 
We will discuss chapter by chapter the book by W. Dittrich & H. Gies: Probing the Quantum Vacuum. Perturbative Effective Action Approach in Quantum Electrodynamics and its Application 
Seminar time: 
Mondays between 15:45  17:15

Seminar place: 
Seminar room 1201 in the building 30.23 
Signup: 
If you would like to participate in the seminar,
you must attend the first meeting, in which the seminar
topics will be distributed.

Plan of Seminar 
Topic 
Section 
Date 
Speaker 

1 
Propertime method & Polarization tensor 
2.12.2 
31.10.2016 
T.M. 
2 
Induced electromagnetic current 
2.3 
07.11.2016 
V.E. 
3 
Schwinger's equivalence theorem & Axial anomaly 
2.4 
14.11.2016 
X.L. 
4 
Light cone condition (LCC) 
3.13.2 
21.11.2016 
M.G. 
5 
LCC for various vacua & Photon splitting* 
3.33.4 
28.11.2016 
F.L. 
6 
QED effective action at to 1loop 
3.5 
05.12.2016 
K.G. 
7 
QED effective action at : 2loop dominance 
3.6.13.6.2 
12.12.2016 
V.E. 
8 
QED effective action at : 2loop dominance 
3.6.33.6.5 
16.01.2017 
X.L. 
9 
QED in two spatial dimensions 
4.14.3 
23.01.2017 
P.N. 
10 
Scattering of light by light 
5.15.2 
30.01.2017 
J.Q. 
News* 
An experimental discovery of the vacuum polarisation effect in the strong magnetic field has been recently announced in arXiv:1610.08323. 