Special Issue "Entropy in Quantum Gravity"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2011)
Dr. Remo Garattini
Faculty of Engineering, University of Bergamo, Viale Marconi 5, 24044 Dalmine (Bergamo), Italy
Phone: +39 035 2052320
Fax: +39 035 2052310
Interests: quantum gravity; quantum cosmology; quantum field theory
Almost thirty years after the introduction of the famous Bekenstein–Hawking formula [Bekenstein, J.D. Phys. Rev. 1973, D 7, 949. Hawking, S.W. Comm. Math. Phys. 1975, 43, 199.], relating the entropy of a black hole and its area, the thermodynamics of such objects still attracts research in this direction. One reason is due to the lack of a Quantum Gravity theory that should be able to explain black hole physics. Another reason comes from the fact that Hawking radiation develops modes of arbitrarily high frequency near the horizon. It is clear that the subject of studying Entropy in Quantum Gravity is far to be exhausted. This special section would focus on different contributions and approaches by some of the leading researchers in this field.
- scope: to provide a set of essays to illustrate the different approaches in different areas of Quantum Gravity that try to explain the connection between entropy and geometry.
- motivation: the motivation for this issue comes out of a discussion in different workshops and conferences concerning quantum gravity. These different discussions illustrated needs for clarification and interpretation of the different view angles of Entropy-Area relation and Entropy in the context of Quantum Gravity. The invited and contributed essays of this special section would help to clarify this important theoretical foundation.
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- quantum gravity
- quantum field theory
- quantum cosmology
Entropy 2010, 12(5), 1246-1263; doi:10.3390/e12051246
Received: 9 April 2010 / Accepted: 13 May 2010 / Published: 14 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (182 KB)
Entropy 2010, 12(7), 1833-1854; doi:10.3390/e12071833
Received: 24 June 2010; in revised form: 20 July 2010 / Accepted: 21 July 2010 / Published: 23 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (220 KB)
Article: Superstatistics and Gravitation
Entropy 2010, 12(9), 2067-2076; doi:10.3390/e12092067
Received: 31 August 2010 / Accepted: 8 September 2010 / Published: 27 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (126 KB)
Entropy 2010, 12(10), 2186-2198; doi:10.3390/e12102186
Received: 10 September 2010 / Accepted: 9 October 2010 / Published: 21 October 2010| Download PDF Full-text (119 KB)
Entropy 2010, 12(11), 2244-2267; doi:10.3390/e12112244
Received: 25 September 2010 / Accepted: 13 October 2010 / Published: 2 November 2010| Download PDF Full-text (379 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(1), 11-16; doi:10.3390/e13010011
Received: 22 November 2010; in revised form: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 22 December 2010 / Published: 24 December 2010| Download PDF Full-text (100 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(1), 274-292; doi:10.3390/e13010274
Received: 10 December 2010; in revised form: 5 January 2011 / Accepted: 5 January 2011 / Published: 24 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (183 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(2), 502-517; doi:10.3390/e13020502
Received: 12 January 2011; in revised form: 27 January 2011 / Accepted: 8 February 2011 / Published: 14 February 2011| Download PDF Full-text (139 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(2), 528-541; doi:10.3390/e13020528
Received: 13 December 2010; in revised form: 2 February 2011 / Accepted: 16 February 2011 / Published: 17 February 2011| Download PDF Full-text (125 KB)
Last update: 23 February 2011