## Monday, November 26, 2012

Effective Hamiltonians can explain in a much simpler way the physics behind a scattering process. Chaotic scattering is directly related to Lorentzian Hamiltonians which, because of their properties, can be reduced to a $2\times 2$ matrix problem in the case of two modes scattering. In this framework, we provide the distribution of level spacing of its eigenvalues and show that this special kind of distribution has no mean level spacing (divergent) and is characterized by a geometrical decay law. We discuss the relation of this distribution to the averaged level spacing at the edge of the spectrum of $N \times N$ Lorentzian matrices.