Special Issue "Quantum Nonlocality"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2018
Prof. Dr. Lev Vaidman
Quantum mechanics was arguably the biggest revolution in the history of physics. It can be compared only with the theory of relativity. The tension between the two theories lies in the concept of (non)locality. Half a century ago, there was a second quantum revolution when the Aharonov-Bohm effect and Bell inequalities provided manifestations of nonlocality in our quantum world.
According to my understanding, the core of both of these nonlocality features is quantum entanglement. Entanglement is also the core for an objective definition of entropy. If we know the complete classical state of a system, then its entropy is zero. It is also zero when we know the complete state of a quantum system. Thus, entropy, as it relates to information, characterizes the subjective property of the lack of complete information. However, the complete description of a subsystem entangled with another does provide an objective concept of entropy for that subsystem. Entanglement provides the certificate of randomness required for an objective definition of entropy.
Although countless papers have been written on quantum nonlocality, there are still many open questions: Can quantum mechanics be derived based on nonlocality? Is there nonlocality beyond entanglement, such as collapse or the physical meaning of potentials? Have recent "loop-hole free" tests answered all experimental questions? In this Special Issue on quantum nonlocality, I invite papers answering these and other burning questions concerning quantum nonlocality. Additionally, even more welcomed are papers asking new questions in this field.Prof. Dr. Lev Vaidman
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- action at a distance
- collapse of the quantum state
- certification of quantum randomness
- Aharonov-Bohm effect
- quantum nonlocality
- Bell inequalities