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Special Issue "Information-Theoretic Concepts in Physics"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Multidisciplinary Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2023 | Viewed by 585

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Michael Cuffaro
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Guest Editor
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich, 80539 München, Germany
Interests: philosophy of physics; philosophy of computing; history and philosophy of science; Kant
Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann
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Guest Editor
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich, 80539 München, Germany
Interests: philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, formal epistemology, Bayesian cognitive science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Information-theoretic concepts are becoming increasingly important in physics, both in applied and theoretical physics. Examples include using quantum-mechanical systems to perform computations and transmit information; the use of information-theoretic concepts to characterize gravitational phenomena, such as black holes; informational axiomatizations and interpretations of quantum theory; and many others.

The goal of this Special Issue is to provide an interdisciplinary snapshot of the foundational and philosophical research at the cutting edge of this important area of physics. We welcome submissions focused on topics such as (but not restricted to):

  • Historical perspectives on the use of informational concepts in physics;
  • Quantum and classical information;
  • Quantum and classical computational resources;
  • Informational interpretations and axiomatizations of physical theories;
  • Informational approaches to spacetime phenomena;
  • Informational characterizations of thermodynamical phenomena and the thermodynamics of information;
  • Informational characterizations of open systems phenomena;
  • General methodological and philosophical issues related to the physics of information.

Dr. Michael Cuffaro
Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • information in physics
  • information and spacetime
  • information-theoretic axiomatizations
  • thermodynamics of information
  • quantum information
  • quantum computing
  • philosophy of information

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