Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Physics: Theory and Experiment

642. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

15 May - 19 May 2017


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. G. Wunner, U Stuttgart • Dr. Eva-Maria Graefe, Imperial College London/UK

Recent years have seen dramatic progress in the field of the mathematical and physical aspects of non-Hermitian operators. This meeting will focus on the physical aspects of non-Hermitian operators, both theoretically and experimentally, and, in particular, on PT symmetry, PT optics, PT laser physics, PT condensed matter phyics, exceptional points, resonances, non-Hermitian nonlinear systems and random matrix theories.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together experienced as well as young scientists working actively in these fields. The hope is that the outcome of brainstorming discussions between theorists and experimentalists will be proposals of new directions of research in this fast-developing field at the frontier of contemporary physics.

The seminar is the seventeenth in a series of conferences under the title “Pseudo-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics”. The series was initiated by Carl Bender and Miloslav Znojil.