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:
- Quantum Theory and Causation (Deadline: 18 May 2021)
- Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity (Deadline: 28 May 2021)
- Quantum Information and Quantum Metrology with Complex Systems (Deadline: 28 May 2021)
- Quantum Cryptography II (Deadline: 31 May 2021)
- Physical-Layer Security, Quantum Key Distribution and Post-quantum Cryptography (Deadline: 14 June 2021)
- The Philosophy of Quantum Physics (Deadline: 15 June 2021)
- Methods and Applications of Quantum Data Processing (Deadline: 18 June 2021)
- Information Geometry of Classical and Quantum States and Applications (Deadline: 25 June 2021)
- Entropy in Quantum Systems and Quantum Field Theory (QFT) II (Deadline: 30 June 2021)
- Entropy and Information in Quantum Many-Body Systems (Deadline: 30 June 2021)
- The Principle of Covariance in Classical and Quantum Field Theories (Deadline: 30 June 2021)
- Electron Quantum Optics in a Quantum Information Perspective (Deadline: 12 July 2021)
- Transport and Diffusion in Quantum Complex Systems (Deadline: 15 July 2021)
- Certification and Verification of Quantum Systems (Deadline: 31 July 2021)
- Quantum Communication, Quantum Radar, and Quantum Cipher (Deadline: 16 August 2021)
- Energy, Entropy, and Information in Nano- and Quantum-Electronics (Deadline: 25 August 2021)
- Entropy and Complexity in Quantum Dynamics (Deadline: 31 August 2021)
- Quantum Walks: Applications and Fundamentals (Deadline: 7 September 2021)
- Open Quantum Random Walks (Deadline: 13 September 2021)
- Axiomatic Approaches to Quantum Mechanics (Deadline: 15 September 2021)
- Thermodynamics of Quantum Information (Deadline: 15 September 2021)
- Numerical Simulation of Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems (Deadline: 20 September 2021)
- Open Quantum Systems (Deadline: 30 September 2021)
- Optomechanical Systems for Fundamental Physics (Deadline: 30 September 2021)
- Quantum Darwinism and Friends (Deadline: 30 October 2021)
- Quantum Communication (Deadline: 31 October 2021)
- Current Trends in Quantum Phase Transitions (Deadline: 15 November 2021)
- Quantum Processes in Living Systems (Deadline: 15 November 2021)
- Trapped Ion Quantum Information (Deadline: 15 November 2021)
- Quantum Information and Quantum Simulation (Deadline: 20 November 2021)
- Quantum Probability and Randomness III (Deadline: 1 December 2021)
- Dynamics of Quantum Correlations in Open Systems (Deadline: 1 December 2021)
- Quantum Collision Models (Deadline: 31 December 2021)
- Lectures on Recent Experimental Achievements in Quantum-Enhanced Technologies (Deadline: 31 December 2021)
- Quantum Information Concepts in Open Quantum Systems (Deadline: 31 January 2022)
- Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Reversibility and Time Arrow in Quantum Theory (Deadline: 2 May 2022)
- Quantum Structures and Logics (Deadline: 31 July 2022)
Following topical collection within this section is currently open for submissions: