Irreversibility and Causality Semigroups and Rigged Hilbert Spaces

A Selection of Articles Presented at the 21st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (ICGTMP) at Goslar, Germany, July 16–21, 1996

  • Editors
  • Arno Bohm
  • Heinz-Dietrich Doebner
  • Piotr Kielanowski
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 504-504)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. J.-P. Antoine
    Pages 1-33
  3. C. G. Bollini, O. Civitarese, A. L. De Paoli, M. C. Rocca
    Pages 34-37
  4. I. Antoniou, M. Gadella, Z. Suchanecki
    Pages 38-56
  5. A. Kossakowski
    Pages 57-66
  6. I. Antoniou, K. Gustafson, Z. Suchanecki
    Pages 110-123
  7. T. Riemann
    Pages 157-177
  8. A. Mondragón, E. Hernández
    Pages 257-281
  9. E. Eisenberg, L. P. Horwitz, Y. Strauss
    Pages 321-332
  10. K. Gustafson
    Pages 377-383
  11. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This volume has its origin in the Semigroup Symposium which was organized in connection with the 21st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (ICGTMP) at Goslar, Germany, July 16-21, 1996. Just as groups are important tools for the description of reversible physical processes, semigroups are indispensable in the description of irreversible physical processes in which a direction of time is distinguished. There is ample evidence of time asymmetry in the microphysical world. The desire to go beyond the stationary systems has generated much recent effort and discussion regarding the application of semigroups to time-asymmetric processes. The book should be of interest to scientists and graduate students


Eigenvalue Gelfand Triplets Hilbert space Irreversibility Quantum Theory and Time Asymmetry Rigged Hilbert Space Semigroups operator theory quantum mechanics

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-64305-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69725-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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