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## Making sense of non-Hermitian HamiltoniansAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Prof Carl Bender
- Thursday 24 May 2012, 13:45-15:00
- Theory Library.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Dimitri M Gangardt. The average quantum physicist on the street believes that a quantum-mechanical Hamiltonian must be Dirac Hermitian (invariant under combined matrix transposition and complex conjugation) in order to
guarantee that the energy eigenvalues are real and that time evolution is unitary. However, the Hamiltonian H=p Evidently, the axiom of Dirac Hermiticity is too restrictive. While H=p A particularly interesting PT-symmetric Hamiltonian is H=p This talk is part of the Theoretical Physics Seminars series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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