Special Issue "Quantum Probability and Randomness"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Prof. Andrei Khrennikov
International Center Math Modeling: Physics, Engineering, Economics, and Cognitive Science, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
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Interests: quantum foundations; probability; information; the probabilistic structure of Bell’s inequality; subquantum models of the random field type; applications of the operational formalism of quantum mechanics outside of physics: Cognition, decision making, economics, psychology, finance, politics
Prof. Dr. Karl Svozil
Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Vienna Technical University, Austria
Interests: quantum logic, automaton logic, conventionality in relativity theory, intrinsic embedded observers, physical (in)determinism, physical random number generators, generalized probability theory
The last few years have been characterized by a tremendous development of quantum information and probability and their applications including quantum computing, quantum cryptography and quantum random generators. In spite of the successful development of quantum technology, its foundational basis is still not concrete and contains a few sandy and shaky slices. Quantum random generators are one of the most promising outputs of the recent quantum information revolution. Therefore, it is very important to reconsider the foundational basis of this project, starting with the notion of irreducible quantum randomness.
Quantum probabilities present a powerful tool to model uncertainty. Interpretations of quantum probability and foundational meaning of its basic tools, starting with the Born rule, are among the topics which will be covered by this issue.
Recently, quantum probability has started to play an important role in a few areas of research outside quantum physics; in particular, quantum probabilistic treatment of problems of theory of decision making under uncertainty. Such studies are also among the topics of this issue.
The areas covered include:
- Foundations of quantum information theory and quantum probability;
- Quantum versus classical randomness and quantum random generators;
- Generalized probabilistic models;
- Quantum contextuality and generalized contextual models;
- Bell’s inequality, entanglement and randomness;
- Quantum probabilistic modeling of the process of decision making under uncertainty.
Of course, possible topics need not be restricted to the list above; any contribution directed to the improvement of quantum foundations, development of quantum probability and randomness is welcome.Prof. Dr. Andrei Khrennikov
Prof. Dr. Karl Svozil
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