Special Issue "Quantum Probability and Randomness II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 December 2020).
Interests: quantum foundations, information, probability, and contextuality; applications of the mathematical formalism of quantum theory outside of physics: cognition, psychology, decision making, economics, finances, and social and political sciences; p-adic numbers; p-adic and ultrametric analysis; dynamical systems; p-adic theoretical physics; utrametric models of cognition and psychological behavior; p-adic models in geophysics and petroleum research
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Interests: quantum logic; automaton logic; conventionality in relativity theory; intrinsic embedded observers; physical (in)determinism; physical random number generators; generalized probability theory
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This is the second Special Issue devoted to the theme: “Quantum Probability and Randomness”; for the first issue, see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/Probability_Randomness
The first issue collected a sample of good papers, both theoretical and experiment-related, written by experts in this area, and it attracted a lot of interest (including numerous downloads). That is why we have decided to proceed once again with this hot topic.
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 at the improvement of quantum foundations, development of quantum probability and randomness is welcome.
Prof. Andrei Khrennikov
Prof. Dr. Karl Svozil
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