Authors: Ervin Goldfain
Unitarity and locality are fundamental postulates of Quantum Field Theory (QFT). By construction, QFT is a replica of equilibrium thermodynamics, where evolution settles down to a steady state after all transients have vanished. Events unfolding in the TeV sector of particle physics are prone to slide outside equilibrium under the combined action of new fields and unsuppressed quantum corrections. In this region, the likely occurrence of critical behavior and the approach to scale invariance blur the distinction between "locality" and "non-locality". We argue that a correct description of this far from equilibrium setting cannot be done outside nonlinear dynamics and complexity theory.
Comments: 10 pages, This paper is a sequel to "Non-unitary evolution in particle physics – a brief overview", Hadronics Mechanics Journal, 31(3), (2008), 571.
[v1] 4 Nov 2009
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