Conservation of Energy and Mass in QM

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Please tell me how conservation of energy and mass apply in QM. I want to confirm something I read somewhere about QM not conserving energy.
 

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How about you tell us what you read, and then we can confirm whether that specific statement is valid?
 
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As long as the Hamiltonian is symmetric under time translation then energy is conserved.
 
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Before the experts step in and cry out "not again" :) here is a link to a thread two days ago...
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=386968

What a shame that no-one refered to my reference in Baez's site where it talks about non-conservation of energy in virtual particles.
 

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