1. Introduction; 2. Quantum field theory in Minkowski space; 3. Quantum field theory in curved spacetime; 4. Flat spacetime examples; 5. Curved spacetime examples; 6. Stress-tensor renormalization; 7. Applications of renormalization techniques; 8. Quantum black holes; 9. Interacting fields; References; Index.
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