[1007.2662] Solving the Effective Field Equations for the Newtonian Potential

Authors: Sohyun Park, R. P. Woodard (University of Florida)

Date: 15 Jul 2010

Abstract: Loop corrections to the gravitational potential are usually inferred from scattering amplitudes, which seems quite different from how the linearized Einstein equations are solved with a static, point mass to give the classical potential. In this study we show how the Schwinger-Keldysh effective field equations can be used to compute loop corrections to the potential in a way which parallels the classical treatment. We derive explicit results for the one loop correction from the graviton self-energy induced by a massless, minimally coupled scalar.

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