Quantum Physics: Paradoxes, Puzzles, Open Questions

A special issue of Axioms (ISSN 2075-1680). This special issue belongs to the section "Mathematical Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 August 2024 | Viewed by 264

Special Issue Editor

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Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: quantum mechanics; nuclear forces; nuclear and quark matters; exotic matter; nuclear astrophysics; compact stars; relativistic collisions; synthesis in stars and unusual conditions; photons

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is focused on studies of fundamental principles, the search for puzzles and paradoxes in quantum physics, and the resolution of especially intriguing questions related to these topics. Discussions of foundational issues in quantum physics, such as tunneling, time, SUSYQM, non-commutative and geometric QM, quantum aspects of the early Universe, and quantum phenomena of black holes, are welcome. We aim to pay special attention to mathematical and quantum aspects of nuclear forces (from first principles, quantum nature, at densities of compact stars, in multi-body quantum mechanics, relativistic and non-relativistic aspects, etc.), as well as quantum phenomena of exotic nuclear physics (hypernuclei, in stars, strong deformations, inside strong gravity). Special emphasis will be placed on the mathematical aspects of those topics.

The Special Issue welcomes both research and review articles, which may be in the form of perspective papers or essays. The aim of this Special Issue is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results on topics in as much detail as possible. However, short communications are also welcome. There is no restriction on the maximum length of the papers.

Subject areas:

  • Quantum mechanics: origin and quantum nature, fundamental principles, paradoxes, time, in cosmology and astrophysics, strong quantum effects in nuclear physics (fusion, deep under-barrier processes, fusion modelling), connection with relativity and gravity, quantum mechanics in curved spacetime, relativistic quantum mechanics, multidimensional, extensions of Dirac, Klein-Gordon, Pauli equations, etc., SUSY QM;
  • Axiomatic theories in quantum physics;
  • Quantum aspects of nuclear forces & interactions (at low, intermediate and high energies);
  • Nuclear and quark matters at normal and high densities;
  • Quantum aspects of clusters in nuclei;
  • Relativistic quantum mechanics, collisions of nuclei at close relativistic velocities;
  • Quantum aspects in particle physics;
  • Quantum methods and algorithms with high precision for nuclear and particle physics tasks;
  • Quantum aspects in exotic nuclear physics (hypernuclei, kaons, Delta-resonances in nuclei);
  • Quantum phenomena in pion-nuclear and kaon-nuclear processes;
  • Synthesis of nuclei in cosmos;
  • Quantum mechanics and relativity;
  • Strong quantum phenomena in nuclear astrophysics: quantum physics of compact stars and black holes, dense nuclear matter in stars, nuclear synthesis and decays in stars, emission from stars;
  • Quantum aspects in cosmology;
  • Quantum gravity.

Manuscripts with emphasis on the study of strong quantum phenomena with mathematical formulations on topics not included to list above are welcome also.

Dr. Sergei Maydanyuk
Guest Editor

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  • quantum mechanics
  • time
  • fundamental principles
  • paradoxes
  • fusion
  • quantum mechanics in curved spacetime
  • relativistic quantum mechanics
  • relativity and quantum theories
  • Dirac equation
  • symmetry
  • supersymmetry
  • supersymmetric quantum mechanics
  • mathematical aspects in quantum mechanics
  • mathematical aspects of foundations of quantum physics
  • field theory
  • group theory
  • topology
  • mathematical analysis
  • mathematical physics
  • nuclear forces
  • nuclear matter
  • quark matters
  • high densities
  • clusters in nuclei
  • relativistic quantum mechanics
  • collisions of nuclei
  • particle physics
  • quantum methods with high precision
  • exotic nuclear physics
  • hypernuclei
  • delta-resonances
  • pion–nuclear interactions
  • kaon–nuclear interactions
  • synthesis of nuclei in cosmos
  • relativity
  • nuclear astrophysics
  • compact star
  • neutron star
  • white dwarf
  • black hole
  • dense nuclear matter in stars
  • nuclear synthesis and decay in stars

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