Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Volume 19 (2015)
A non-perturbative construction of the fermionic projector on globally hyperbolic manifolds I: Space-times of finite lifetime
Pages: 761 – 803
We give a functional analytic construction of the fermionic projector on a globally hyperbolic Lorentzian manifold of finite lifetime. The integral kernel of the fermionic projector is represented by a two-point distribution on the manifold. By introducing an ultraviolet regularization, we get to the framework of causal fermion systems. The connection to the “negative-energy solutions” of the Dirac equation and to the WKB approximation is explained and quantified by a detailed analysis of closed Friedmann–Robertson–Walker universes.