Special Issue "The Ubiquity of Entropy"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: statistical mechanics; phase-transitions; microcanonical ensemble; entropy; Fisher information
Entropy is one of the most important concepts in physics. Its prominent role in the description of macroscopic systems was first recognized by Clausius, Maxwell, Kelvin, Boltzmann, and many others when the foundations of Statistical Mechanics have been laid. Since then, the domain of application of the concept of entropy has been greatly extended, and nowadays entropy is regarded as a paradigm with which the most intriguing challenges of modern physics are faced.
Among these, we find the description of finite classical and quantum systems, at the nanoscopic scale, that are nowadays considered an essential part of forthcoming (bio-)technologies. To name just a few emblematic problems whose solution still remain elusive, we mention the quantitative characterization of the complexity of classical and quantum systems and the qualification and quantification of entanglement in quantum systems.
In the present issue, pioneering works are considered, in which the concept of entropy is applied in order to provided advances, for instance, in the description of the following:
- complex networks that describe biological, social, economic, or dynamical systems;
- complex quantum models that are used for the characterization of complexity quantum networks, in the quantum-machine learning problem, or in the development of quantum technologies.
Dr. Roberto Franzosi
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- finite systems
- complex systems
- quantum complex systems
- statistical mechanics