Special Issue "Axiomatic Approaches to Quantum Mechanics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020).
Interests: classical and quantum information processing; quantum nonlocality; estimation theory; filtering theory; information processing; complex and multi-agent systems; natural; quantum and unconventional computation
Interests: quantum mechanics; quantum information; quantum optics; quantum field theory
The basic principles of quantum mechanics, which work so well in the lab, have always given rise to intensive conceptual debates. Alongside the search for better understanding of those principles, researchers have tried over the years to ground the mathematical structure of quantum mechanics with a small set of physically plausible assumptions. In recent decades, attempts have been made, for example, at deriving the set of quantum nonlocal correlations and the Born rule from information-theoretic and other sensible axioms. More recently, axiomatic approaches subsumed quantum field theory and the foundations of quantum thermodynamics. In addition, many glimpses have been made beyond the quantum formalism, e.g., attempts to relax some of the axioms of quantum mechanics in order to generalize it, possibly towards a quantum theory of gravity.
We now invite submissions related to the following topics:
- Derivation from first principles of:
- Nonlocal quantum correlations or quantum entanglement;
- Quantum contextuality;
- Born rule;
- Schrödinger/Heisenberg/Dirac/Klein-Gordon/GKLS/ equations;
- Geometric or algebraic structure of quantum mechanics;
- Quantization methods;
- Collapse mechanisms;
- Quantum uncertainty;
- Fundamental comparison between quantum and classical effects;
- Fundamental comparison between quantum and post-quantum effects;
- Fundamentals of quantum thermodynamics;
- Axiomatic quantum field theory;
- Fundamental basis for quantum gravity theories;
- Generalizations of quantum mechanics.
Dr. Avishy Carmi
Dr. Eliahu Cohen
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- Quantum mechanics
- Quantum information
- Quantum field theory
- Quantum thermodynamics
- Quantum gravity