Special Issue "New Trends in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: nonextensive statistical mechanics; nonlinear fokker-planck equations; geometry information; nonlinear schroedinger equation; quantum groups and quantum algebras; complex systems
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A challenging frontier in statistical physics concerns the study of complex and disordered systems. An interesting aspect of complex systems is the emergence of self-organization, which often drives the system in a metastable configuration, typically far from the thermodynamic limit, where the equilibrium distribution differs significantly from the Boltzmann-Gibbs exponential one.
Complex systems are not necessarily composed of many entities. They can be small systems with few entities but characterized by an elevated level of interconnection and interaction between the parts that exhibit a richer global free-scale dynamic. This gives rise to collective emergent behaviors of the entire system that are no more recognized in the properties and in the behavior of the single individual entities. In this ground, the methods of statistical physics in understanding complex systems have been very promising.
The aim of this Special Issue is to encourage researchers to present original and recent developments on complex and disordered systems and their applications to physical and physical like systems. For instance, applications of the statistical complex systems range from small systems to nano systems, from molecular biology to micromechanics, networks structures and (multi)-fractal phase space to new results in stochastic thermodynamics. Other good examples may be found in economic and social systems.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Maria Scarfone
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generalizations of statistical mechanics
quantum and small systems
collective phenomena in biological, economic and social systems