With many Hamiltonians one can naturally associate a psi(2)-distributed Markov process. For nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, this process is in fact deterministic, and is known as Bohmian mechanics. For the Hamiltonian of a quantum field theory, it is typically a jump process on the configuration space of a variable number of particles. We define these processes for regularized quantum field theories, thereby generalizing previous work of John S. Bell [3] and of ourselves [11]. We introduce a formula expressing the jump rates in terms of the interaction Hamiltonian, and establish a condition for finiteness of the rates.

Quantum Hamiltonians and Stochastic Jumps

ZANGHI', PIERANTONIO
2005

Abstract

With many Hamiltonians one can naturally associate a psi(2)-distributed Markov process. For nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, this process is in fact deterministic, and is known as Bohmian mechanics. For the Hamiltonian of a quantum field theory, it is typically a jump process on the configuration space of a variable number of particles. We define these processes for regularized quantum field theories, thereby generalizing previous work of John S. Bell [3] and of ourselves [11]. We introduce a formula expressing the jump rates in terms of the interaction Hamiltonian, and establish a condition for finiteness of the rates.
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