Special Issue "Quantum Mechanics: From Foundations to Information Technologies"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2018)
Prof. Dr. Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano
Prof. Andrei Khrennikov
International Center Math Modeling: Physics, Engineering, Economics, and Cognitive Science, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
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Interests: quantum foundations; probability; information; the probabilistic structure of Bell’s inequality; subquantum models of the random field type; applications of the operational formalism of quantum mechanics outside of physics: Cognition, decision making, economics, psychology, finance, politics
The last years have been characterized by a tremendous development of quantum technologies and related theoretical studies. In particular, the EU recently launched quantum technologies as a flagship. It was pointed out in an EU manifesto that “Quantum theory which was developed in the early 1900s by Plank, Bohr, Feynman and Einstein has fundamentally changed our understanding of how light and matter behave at extremely small scales. Our ability to manipulate quantum effects in customised systems and materials is now paving the way for a second quantum revolution.” One can speak about the second quantum revolution: The revolutionary transformation of quantum physics in the informational framework.
At the same time, the foundational basis of this revolution is still not concrete and contains a few sandy and shaky slices. Therefore, the studies in quantum foundations nowadays are not less (but may be even more) important than 100 years ago when quantum mechanics was born.
The aim of the present Special Issue is to critically analyze the foundational basis of quantum mechanics in the light of recent developments in quantum information and probability and the establishment of quantum informational technologies.
We mention a few possible topics:
- Foundations of quantum information theory
- Information approach to quantum foundations, information based derivations of quantum mechanics
- Quantum measurement problem
- Critical analysis of the foundational basis of quantum technologies, quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum random generators
- Foundations of quantum probability theory
- Generalized probabilistic models
- Quantum contextuality and generalized contextual models
- Quantum versus classical randomness and quantum random generators
- Experimental studies related to quantum foundations and quantum technologies
- Applications of the quantum formalism outside of physics: From molecular biology to cognition, decision making, sociology, economics, finances and politics.
- Information retrieval and quantum methods, theory and concrete applications
- Entanglement: Theory and experiment
- Bell inequality: Theory and experiment
- Quantum nonlocality: Theory and experiment
- Mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics
Of course, possible topics need not be restricted to the listed above; any contribution directed to improvement of quantum foundations, development of quantum information theory and their technological applications is very welcome.
This Special Issue will also collect a limited number of selected talks or articles presented at the 2017 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT) (https://lnu.se/en/fqmt/).
Prof. Dr. Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano
Prof. Dr. Andrei Khrennikov
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