Special Issue "Harmonic Oscillators In Modern Physics"
A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Young Suh Kim
Center for Fundamental Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Interests: elementary particle theory; Lorentz group applicable to other areas of physics including quantum optics; condensed matter physics; and classical mechanics; foundations of quantum mechanics; particularly the question of making the uncertainty principle consistent with special relativity
Can you do physics without harmonic oscillators? These oscillators are everywhere in physics, including quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, particle and nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics and photonics, entanglement and foundational problems, Wigner functions and the physics of phase space, classical mechanics and electronics, group theory and symmetry problems, quantum dissipation and Feynman's rest of the universe, as well as any new branch of physics you wish to develop.
Since the harmonic oscillator serves as the universal language in physics, it is very useful in picking up new ideas from a branch of physics other than your own. At the same time, it is a very convenient language for explaining your own ideas to others.
Thus, you are encouraged to translate your old papers into the language of harmonic oscillators. It is even better if you could formulate new ideas in this universal language.
We all respect Paul A. M. Dirac. He wanted to explain everything in terms of the oscillators. Did you know that he was able to develop Einstein’s special relativity using harmonic oscillators?
Thus, the purpose this Special Issue is to provide a forum for you to reorganize your earlier works, as well as to present new ideas.
Prof. Dr. Young Suh Kim
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- classical and quantum oscillators
- symmetry problems
- fundamental physics
- applied physics
- frontier physics
- foundations of quantum mechanics