# Just a theorem about not completely positive maps

Date:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Room:

Euler lecture Hall

Speaker:

Matteo Caiaffa

Abstract:

Imagine you are given a nonlinear stochastic Schrödinger equation which evolves in a markovian way and satisfies very general physical requirements, such as the assumption of no-faster-than-light signaling. Then the (closed) evolution of the density matrix is not, a priori, completely positive. However, in C^2, it is possible to associate a family of nonlinear stochastic Schrödinger equations to any given evolution equation of the statistical operator, whether completely positive or not [1]. The aim is to generalise the result to Hilbert spaces of arbitrary dimension.

References:

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[2] Bassi, Angelo, Detlef Dürr, and Günter Hinrichs. "Uniqueness of the Equation for Quantum State Vector Collapse." Physical review letters 111.21 (2013): 210401
[3] Diósi, Lajos. "Comment on'Uniqueness of the Equation for Quantum State Vector Collapse" arXiv:1401.6197 (2014).
[4] Wiseman, Howard Mark, and L. Diósi. "Complete parameterization, and invariance, of diffusive quantum trajectories for Markovian open systems." Chemical Physics 268.1 (2001): 91-104.