Some Aspects of Complex Quantum Theories: A Brief Note

Bhabani Prasad Mandal
2019 Journal of Mountain Research  
Theories with indefinite metric have a long and very rich history. Such theories are being used time to time in searching the solutions for many outstanding problems in physics over the several decades. However much attentions were not paid for these as they were not mathematically consistent with usual quantum theories. Towards the end of last century this field of research received huge boost, when attempts had been made to accommodate certain class of non-Hermitian theories in rigorous
more » ... atical formulation. Subsequently it has been shown that certain specific types of non-Hermitian theories can lead to fully consistent quantum theories with complete real spectrum, unitary time evolution and probabilistic interpretation in a modified Hilbert space. Due to this important realisation, theories with complex Hamiltonian have become the topic of frontier research over last two decades and enormous applicationswere found in various branches of physics. In this brief note we try to review certain aspects of such theories where we have contributed. In particular, we discuss PT phase transitionin non-relativistic, relativistic and quantum field theoretic systems and some new features of scattering in complex systems.
doi:10.51220/jmr.v19i1.1 fatcat:4bqfatbpovafnnm2wt2qwov4bi