# PT-symmetric quantum mechanics

@article{Bender1999PTsymmetricQM,
title={PT-symmetric quantum mechanics},
author={C. Bender and S. Boettcher and Peter N. Meisinger},
journal={Journal of Mathematical Physics},
year={1999},
volume={40},
pages={2201-2229}
}
• Published 1999
• Physics
• Journal of Mathematical Physics
• This paper proposes to broaden the canonical formulation of quantum mechanics. Ordinarily, one imposes the condition H†=H on the Hamiltonian, where † represents the mathematical operation of complex conjugation and matrix transposition. This conventional Hermiticity condition is sufficient to ensure that the Hamiltonian H has a real spectrum. However, replacing this mathematical condition by the weaker and more physical requirement H‡=H, where ‡ represents combined parity reflection and time… CONTINUE READING