Physics of non-Hermitian quantum Hamiltonians

Seminar
QUEST Center event
Yes
Speaker
Nimrod Moiseyev, Technion
Date
12/11/2018 - 12:30Add to Calendar 2018-11-12 12:30:00 2018-11-12 12:30:00 Physics of non-Hermitian quantum Hamiltonians Physical Hamiltonians are not Hermitian (NH) when either the potentials are complex (as for example in optics when the index of refraction is complex) or when the potential is real but the system is in a metastable state (as for example in alpha decay or in an autoionization/photoionization of atoms and molecules). Physical phenomena that it is hard and often impossible to study by standard (Hermitian) quantum mechanics (QM) will be discussed. The focus will be on the discovery of physical phenomena that can be described in a simple way solely by the mean of NHQM. Physics (Building 202), Room 301 המחלקה לפיזיקה physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Physics (Building 202), Room 301
Abstract

Physical Hamiltonians are not Hermitian (NH) when either the potentials are complex (as for example in optics when the index of refraction is complex) or when the potential is real but the system is in a metastable state (as for example in alpha decay or in an autoionization/photoionization of atoms and molecules). Physical phenomena that it is hard and often impossible to study by standard (Hermitian) quantum mechanics (QM) will be discussed. The focus will be on the discovery of physical phenomena that can be described in a simple way solely by the mean of NHQM.

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 07/11/2018