Topical Collection "Locality and Non-Locality, and Their Relation to Time"

A topical collection in Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This collection belongs to the section "Time".


Prof. Dr. Gregg Jaeger
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Quantum Communication and Measurement Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: quantum information; foundations of quantum mechanics; quantum cryptography; quantum metrology; history and philosophy of science; quantum optics; stochastic processes; genetics
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Dear Colleagues,

The roles of time and locality in quantum mechanics and quantum theory are in need of ongoing, intensive investigation. There are considerable differences of opinion as to whether the physics of the quantum realm should be considered “local” or “nonlocal”. Although it is widely considered well established that quantum phenomena exhibit specific sorts of nonlocal correlations, such as those that appear in violations of Bell-type inequalities, the processes giving rise to these are also thought to be local in other, perhaps more fundamental senses. 

The role and nature of time is considered in different ways in different theories, such as general relativity and quantum mechanics, and the order in time of different events can depend on different considerations. The current collection of papers considers these questions from different perspectives with the aim of advancing our knowledge of questions of locality.

Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Time and Locality in Quantum Mechanics;
  • Time in Quantum Theory;
  • Discrete Time Models of Physics;
  • Bell-type inequalities involving time.

Prof. Dr. Gregg Jaeger
Guest Editor

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