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Abstract by Devin McGhie

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Presenter's Name

Devin McGhie

Degree Level

Doctorate

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Department

Mathematics

Faculty Advisor

Scott Glasgow

Title

Decay of a photon using a 1-D Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) Hamiltonian

Abstract

We start by projecting the QED Hamiltonian down to 1 dimension. Then we study the decay of a photon into an electron-positron pair. These may be only a virtual electron-positron pair if the energy of the photon is not high enough.