Renormalised vacuum polarisation on topological black holes
Thomas Morley (Sheffield)
5 December 2018
Anti-de Sitter spacetime is a solution of Einstein's equations with a negative cosmological constant. This fact allows for unusual black hole solutions with non-spherical horizon topology.
We calculate the renormalised vacuum polarisation for black holes with spherical, flat and hyperbolic event horizons, following the 'extended coordinates' method, which uses a mode-sum representation for the Hadamard parametrix. Renormalisation counter terms are subtracted from the Green's function mode-by-mode, leaving each individual term manifestly finite.