Special Issue "Geometry in Thermodynamics III"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2022 | Viewed by 480

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Michael Parker
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Guest Editor
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK
Interests: quantitative geometrical thermodynamics (QGT); geometric entropy; maximum entropy (MaxEnt) theory; entropy production; info-entropy; thermodynamics of information; blackhole physics; dark matter; non-locality and entanglement; communications theory; quantum information; holograms and topological defects; fundamentals of quantum mechanics
Prof. Dr. Christopher Jeynes
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Guest Editor
Academic and research departments, Ion Beam Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
Interests: quantitative geometrical thermodynamics; metrology; spectrometry; ion beam analysis; scientific epistemology; history of ideas
Dr. Luisberis Velazquez
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Guest Editor
Physics Department, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta P.C. 124000, Chile
Interests: riemannian approaches in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; generalized fluctuation theorems; dynamics and thermodynamics of systems with long-range interactions; astrophysics; computational physics; information theory; condensed matter; mathematical physics; complex systems; physics education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The role of entropy in dynamically shaping and organizing the natural structures, shapes and processes intrinsic to the universe is slowly becoming apparent. Rather than being a force for disorder and chaos, entropy is emerging as the underlying principle controlling the order and characteristic geometries frequently seen in nature. Entropy is emerging as the equal twin of energy: both are required to provide a comprehensive and mutually-complementary description of natural phenomena. Indeed, it is becoming clear that many of the currently intractable mysteries of contemporary science, including in the life sciences, might start to be unlocked with a proper understanding of the role that is played by geometrical thermodynamics at all scales (from the sub-atomic through to the molecular, macroscopic, and cosmological).

It is hoped that this Special Issue will provide a forum for the latest developments to be presented in this very wide and rapidly developing subject, as well as a platform to educate, inform and potentially surprise the scientific community with the explanatory power afforded by the science of geometrical thermodynamics. In particular, a new appreciation of geometry in thermodynamics is also expected to generate important insights into the epistemological interpretation of quantum mechanics and a new perspective for alternative descriptions of scientific reality.

Dr. Michael Parker
Prof. Dr. Christopher Jeynes
Dr. Luisberis Velazquez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • geometric entropy
  • entropy production and maximum entropy production principle (MEPP)
  • isomorphism between kinematic (Planck) and entropic (Boltzmann) domains
  • holographic principle
  • blackhole physics
  • lagrangian/Hamiltonian variational formulations
  • noether conservation in lagrangian systems
  • quantum biology and irreversible processes in living systems
  • epistemology of quantum mechanics
  • non-locality and hidden variables

Published Papers

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