A section of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
In calling for papers we are guided by two remarkable aspects of the subfield of Quantum Information Science (QIS): (i) Like thermodynamics, motivated and driven by practical concerns, it uncovers new foundational principles, and (ii) it provides a conceptual framework that unifies and changes the way we think about other subfields.
(i) QIS has led to the refinement and enlargement of principles of both information theory and quantum mechanics, outside of its own boundaries where the two essentially overlap. It has opened new windows and suggested deeper foundational principles for statistical mechanics. It has given new meaning to the second law of thermodynamics. Intimate connections are being found with gravity and the structure of space–time.
(ii) Regarding practical applications, QIS has produced breakthroughs in metrology. Quantum cryptographic devices are now produced and sold commercially, while more advanced schemes continue to be discovered. QIS has spawned new methods in quantum chemistry and in correlated many-body systems. QIS is useful in addressing questions regarding the role of quantum coherence in biological systems. Last but not least, recent years show increasing optimism that the goal of scalable quantum computation is attainable within some of our lifetimes.
The above lists are not comprehensive, and surely QIS will produce results and applications that we cannot now anticipate, but the lists show that QIS has a special place in this journal, in no small part because of its roots and intimate connection with thermodynamics.
The journal Entropy is an excellent venue for authors wishing to reach a diverse and multidisciplinary audience, particularly an audience straddling QIS and any of those subfields listed above. A general goal of this section of the journal is to illustrate how QIS has impacted the way we think about other subfields. We especially encourage authors to submit papers that do this.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Energy, Entropy, and Information in Nano- and Quantum-Electronics (Deadline: 30 June 2020)
- Random Matrix Approaches in Classical and Quantum Information Theory (Deadline: 30 June 2020)
- Open Quantum Systems (OQS) for Quantum Technologies (Deadline: 30 June 2020)
- Quantum Entanglement (Deadline: 17 July 2020)
- Quantum Many-Body Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (Deadline: 31 July 2020)
- Stochastic and Hydrodynamic Approaches to Quantum Mechanics (Deadline: 31 July 2020)
- Quantum Mechanics and Its Foundations (Deadline: 31 July 2020)
- Quantum Theory and Causation (Deadline: 21 August 2020)
- Information Geometric Characterization of Classical and Quantum Complex Systems (Deadline: 30 August 2020)
- Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Technologies (NISQ) (Deadline: 30 August 2020)
- Quantum Dynamics with Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians (Deadline: 31 August 2020)
- Correlations in Open Quantum Systems (Deadline: 18 September 2020)
- Quantum Aspects of Black Holes (Deadline: 30 September 2020)
- Gravitomagnetism and Quantum Mechanics (Deadline: 31 October 2020)
- Quantum Information and Quantum Simulation (Deadline: 30 November 2020)
- Transport and Diffusion in Quantum Complex Systems (Deadline: 30 November 2020)
- Entropy in Foundations of Quantum Physics II (Deadline: 30 November 2020)
- Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity (Deadline: 3 December 2020)
- Axiomatic Approaches to Quantum Mechanics (Deadline: 15 December 2020)
- Quantum Materials and Phase Transitions (Deadline: 31 December 2020)
- Information Geometry of Classical and Quantum States and Applications (Deadline: 31 December 2020)
- Quantum Information and Quantum Optics (Deadline: 31 December 2020)
- Physical-Layer Security, Quantum Key Distribution and Post-Quantum Cryptography (Deadline: 31 January 2021)
- Towards New Ways to Think about Quantum Mechanics: Bohmian Mechanics and Beyond (Deadline: 31 January 2021)
- Thermodynamics of Quantum Information (Deadline: 31 January 2021)
- Electron Quantum Optics in a Quantum Information Perspective (Deadline: 28 February 2021)
- Trapped Ion Quantum Information (Deadline: 28 February 2021)
- Violation of Bell’s Inequalities and the Idea of a Quantum Computer (Deadline: 31 March 2021)
Following topical collection within this section is currently open for submissions: